From renowned author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr comes a deep, nuanced, and gorgeously written story about the complex relationship between two sisters from a broken home.
Gem has never known what it is to have security. She’s never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table, and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence.
Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they’ve always had each other.
When their dad returns home for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie—on their own in Seattle and beyond.
But this short trip soon becomes something more, as Gem discovers that that to save herself, she may have to sever the one bond she’s tried so hard to keep.
"A complex and gripping story centered around the relationship of two sisters from a broken home. This book was so meaningful and realistic" (from the Brightly.com review, which named Gem and Dixie one of the best books of 2017).
Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won't let her go... a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn't spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down.
«Tenía trece años cuando mi padre me pilló con Tommy Webber. Eran las once de un martes por la noche, y estábamos en el asiento trasero del Buick de Tommy, que habíamos aparcado junto al viejo restaurante Chart House de Montara. Tommy tenía diecisiete años y, en teoría, era amigo de mi hermano, Darren.
»Yo no estaba enamorada de él.
»Ni siquiera creo que me gustara.»
En ese instante, la vida de Deanna Lambert cambia para siempre.
Años después, todavía tratando de superar las repercusiones de ese encuentro y marcada por el estigma de ser «una de esas chicas»,Deanna sueña con escapar de una vida definida por su pasado.
Con sutilidad, elegancia y profundidad emotiva, Una de esas chicas nos lleva a pensar sobre la resiliencia del ser humano, y su capacidad de cambio y redención.
«Ficción realista del mejor nivel... Una historia emocionalmente intensa.»
School Libreary Journal
«Un debut reflexivo y bien ejecutado por una autora que sabe escribir para adolescentes.»