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How to make friends with the dark

by Glasgow, Kathleen, 1969-

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Tiger, sixteen, has been pushing away from her overprotective mother, but when her mother dies suddenly Tiger must learn to live when it feels she is surrounded by darkness.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In another standout realistic fiction novel that tackles trauma and grief, Glasgow (Girl in Pieces, 2016) introduces 16-year-old Tiger (née Grace) Tolliver, whose simple, sheltered life in Mesa Luna, Arizona, is turned upside down when her single mother passes away suddenly from an aneurysm. In the midst of her guilt over her vitriolic last words to her mother, Tiger is placed into foster care and is confronted with the harsh realities many children go through in the system. Tiger's frank voice leads readers through her complicated grieving process, which includes never taking off the second-hand dress for the school dance her mother picked out for her right before she passed. While the ending meanders, Glasgow skillfully depicts different ways grief can manifest in a realistic, empathetic manner. The voice of Tiger's girl-bug becomes a particularly effective narrative device after Tiger notes, You'll look alive on the outside but be dead on the inside, flicking your wings and watching everyone through the jar. Tiger's distinctive, haunting voice will be hard to forget.--Caitlin Kling Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Grief Fiction
Death Fiction
Orphans Fiction
Single-parent families Fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Children's Books2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Text Difficulty 3
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781101934760
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