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All we know of heaven a novel

by Mitchard, Jacquelyn.

Format: Adobe EPUB ebook 2009 2009
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When Maureen and Bridget, two sixteen-year-old best friends who look like sisters, are in a terrible car accident and one of them dies, they are at first incorrectly identified at the hospital, and then, as Maureen achieves a remarkable recovery, she must deal with the repercussions of the accident, the mix-up, and some choices she made while she was getting better.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Both 16, Bridget and Maureen, best friends and neighbors in small-town Minnesota, look a lot alike, and when Maureen's car crashes and the driver dies, everyone assumes that Maureen has been killed and it's Bridget who lingers in a coma. Later, however, dental records prove that it's Maureen who has survived, and Bridget's family and boyfriend must suddenly cope with their grief, while Maureen's family joyfully helps her through the months of recovery. The situation may be highly dramatic, but details seem to overwhelm the story along with minutiae of Maureen's brain injury, therapy, and recovery, come the emotions of the family members who find themselves suddenly in mourning. There's also Maureen's relationship with Danny (kind, wise, and totally gorgeous), with whom she has sex. Give this to readers who like descriptive stories; they'll relish the specifics and be caught up by the tabloid drama, as well as by the survivor guilt that makes Maureen feel as if she's being punished for living.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Riveting, compassionate and psychologically nuanced, Mitchard's (Now You See Her) second YA novel reimagines the macabre true story that is also the subject of the current bestselling memoir Mistaken Identity (reviewed online). She brings to her treatment an emotional depth that balances the sensational plot: after a car crash, a 16-year-old lies in a coma, wondering at first if she is dead; meanwhile, friends and family bury the girl's best friend, a victim of the same accident. Weeks pass before the girl emerges from the coma and begins trying to say her name--and before various inconsistencies alert the hospital staff that the girls have been misidentified. Both major and minor characters move through this novel with their histories succinctly evoked: readers will understand how each arrives at this shocking moment, and they will marvel at the acuity with which Mitchard moves them forward. As the survivor, Maureen, recovers--incompletely, as she is left with brain injuries--she struggles to redefine herself in the wake of powerful mixed reactions from her small-town community, including both sets of parents, reactions that intensify as she and her late friend's boyfriend explore previously submerged feelings for each other. Utterly gripping, and far more compelling than the factual version. Ages 12-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Traffic accidents Fiction
Death Fiction
Grief Fiction
Rehabilitation Fiction
High schools Fiction
Schools Fiction
High Schools Fiction
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins2009
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780061858659
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