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My brother's shadow

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Fans of David Almond's Skellig and Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls will embrace this deeply affecting middle grade novel in which a girl suffering from terrible grief befriends a mysterious wild boy. When I saw him that first time I screamed--a small and silent scream, all inside, in my gut. Eleven-year-old Kaia, who has felt isolated since her older brother committed suicide more than a year before, befriends a wild boy who mysteriously appears at her London school. Though the boy is mute and can only communicate with a flash of his gray eyes, he might be the friend Kaia needs to bring her through her grief. Here's a fascinating story, which offers a fresh and completely original portrayal of loss and renewal. "Readers who love stories of overcoming personal struggles and emotional strife will eat this up." -- Booklist "Fans of realistic fiction... will surely devour Avery's latest." -- School Library Journal "[Kaia's] confessional narration and self-aware observations yield a believable and haunting portrait of grief." -- Publishers Weekly
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Full title my brother s shadow
Author avery tom
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subject_facet England -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Grief -- Juvenile fiction, London (England) -- Juvenile fiction, Mutism -- Juvenile fiction, Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction, Suicide -- Juvenile fiction
title_display My brother's shadow
title_full My Brother's Shadow, My brother's shadow / Tom Avery
title_short My brother's shadow
topic_facet Friendship, Grief, Juvenile Literature, Mutism, Single-parent families, Suicide, Young Adult Fiction