Lost for Words by Alice Kuipers

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My New Year's resolution: I'm moving on from everything that's happened. I'm not going to talk about it, think about it, let the memory pounce upon me like a waiting tiger, nothing.

All Sophie wants to do is forget. But it's not easy now that everything's changed. The house feels too big, school drags on for too long, lights are too bright, the room spins, and her hands get sweaty for no reason. And she can't remember why she was ever best friends with Abigail, who is obsessed with parties and boys. Only the new girl, Rosa-Leigh, with her prose poems and utter confidence, might understand. But talking to her seems impossible.

Lost in memories of the life she once had, Sophie retreats into herself. But there's only so long she can keep everything bottled up inside before she explodes. Maybe by confronting the tragedy of her past she'll figure out how to fix her future.

 

About Alice Kuipers

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Alice Kuipers is the author of Life on the Refrigerator Door, which was published in twenty-eight countries and won several awards. She was born and raised in London, England, and now lives in Saskatoon, Canada.
 
Published April 22, 2010 by HarperTeen. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Unable to deal with the tragedy that killed her sister, Emily, Sophie retreats into herself, refusing to talk about her grief.

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Something terrible happened last summer, something Sophie can’t bring herself to talk about.

Mar 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Lost for Words

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