Before I Let Go

Title

Before I Let Go

Authors

Marieke Nijkamp

Publisher

Sourcebooks fire

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781492642282

Pages

357 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their tiny snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. But as Kyra starts to struggle with her mental health, Corey's family moves away. Worried about what might happen in her absence, Corey makes Kyra promise that she'll stay strong during the long, dark winter. Then, just days before Corey is to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated―and confused, because Kyra said she wouldn't hurt herself. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones, saying Kyra's death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. The further Corey investigates―and the more questions she asks―the greater her suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets―chilling secrets. Can she piece together the truth about Kyra's death and survive her visit

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL630L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ; Health & Disability; Bisexual; Mental illness; bisexual child; bipolar disorder

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White / Caucasian

Awards

Rainbow List, 2019 Young Adult Fiction
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

mental institution; Alaska; death; moving away; best friends; secrets; mystery

Diversity Impact

indirect

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