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A heart in a body in the world

by Caletti, Deb,

Format: Book on CD 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult YA CD/BK FIC CALET
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA CD/BK FIC CALET
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Audiovisual YA NEW CALETTI [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Audiovisual
 
Call Number  YA NEW CALETTI [B-O-CD]
 
 
Summary
A girl tries to outrun her demons in this searing, universal novel about the impact of gun violence, everyday sexism, rape culture, and internalizing-and overcoming-guilt from National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti. When everything has been taken from you, what else is there to do but run? So that's what Annabelle does-she runs from Seattle to Washington, DC, through mountain passes and suburban landscapes, from long lonely roads to college towns. She's not ready to think about the why yet, just the how

-muscles burning, heart pumping, feet pounding the earth. But no matter how hard she tries, she can't outrun the tragedy from the past year, or the person- t he Taker -that haunts her.

Followed by Grandpa Ed in his RV and backed by her brother and two friends (her self-appointed publicity team), Annabelle becomes a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to the trauma from her past. Her cross-country run gains media attention and she is cheered on as she crosses state borders, and is even thrown a block party and given gifts. The support would be nice, if Annabelle could escape the guilt and the shame from what happened back home. They say it isn't her fault, but she can't feel the truth of that.

Through welcome and unwelcome distractions, she just keeps running, to the destination that awaits her. There, she'll finally face what lies behind her-the miles and love and loss ... and what is to come.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* A guy in a parking lot leers at her, and Annabelle Agnelli takes off running. Eleven miles later, she stops, only to realize that running is exactly what she needs to do. Not just an impromptu, panic-stricken bolt, but an outlandishly extreme run that will take her from Seattle to Washington, D.C. It might help with her PTSD, and it might help her come to terms with her body. It will surely give her time to mourn the terrible losses of the previous year, and atone for the role she was never meant to play. This remarkable book traces Annabelle's cross-country adventure while gradually peeling apart the events that led to the trauma she's running from. Annabelle was on the rebound from a disrupted relationship when she befriends a socially awkward boy, now known only as The Taker. Annabelle couldn't decide if he was weird or cute and tried not to encourage him, but looking back, she is tormented by her every smile and kindness. Through Annabelle, Caletti rips apart the contradictions of a society that commands women to be compliant and pleasing and then blames them for male responses to their attractiveness, however violent they might be. This timely, well-written novel is crucial reading in the days of #metoo.--Colson, Diane Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "It's been nine months since an unnamed act of violence left runner Annabelle "broken and guilty and scared." When an incident at a restaurant triggers bad memories for the high school senior, she takes off running, forming a plan to go 2,719 miles, from Seattle to Washington, D.C. In a powerful story of a survivor trying to regain a sense of justice and power, Caletti (Honey, Baby, Sweetheart) details a young woman's harrowing psychological and physical journey across the United States. Thanks to support-written with tender detail, her younger brother and friends create a GoFundMe website, her grandfather trails her in his well-equipped RV, and a growing fan base cheers her on-Annabelle's trek quickly evolves into a cause. What happened to Annabelle and why she feels compelled to run to the nation's capital remain undefined until the book's end, when a series of flashbacks playing in the heroine's mind reveal clues as she battles exhaustion, dehydration, and pain during her 16-mile-a-day run. Caletti expresses familiar themes about what it can be like to live as a woman in U.S. society, constantly guarding against threat ("What are you supposed to do when you're also required to be kind and helpful as well as vigilant?"). Annabelle's determination to make a difference in spite of her fears sends an inspiring and empowering message. Ages 14-up. Agent: Michael Bourret, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Grief -- Fiction.
Running -- Fiction.
Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Fiction.
Social action -- Fiction.
Massacre survivors -- Fiction.
School shootings -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [New York] :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Whelan, Julia, 1984- narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Julia Whelan.
Language English
Description 7 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781508263319
1508263310
9781508263388
1508263388
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