And We Stay

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And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

7 word review: Emily’s poetry is therapeutic after boyfriend’s tragedy.

Realistic fiction. Stand-alone novel. YA. Share with ages 14+.

Emily Beam is reeling. Her ex-boyfriend Paul committed suicide in front of her at her old school, causing her parents to send her to boarding school at Amherst School for Girls – the same school her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson, once attended – for the rest of the year. Processing and coping with grief and guilt, Emily’s mind is constantly creating raw, original poems that help her work through her still-swirling emotions. With a handful of supporting characters – most notably roommate K.T. and French teacher Madame Colche – Emily’s journey is honest and realistic as she works through two intense life-challenges (suicide and abortion).   This beautifully written novel about healing and self-discovery after upheaval is highly recommended.

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