Stay by Deb Caletti

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Now in paperback, a dark, romantic novel of love and obsession from National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti.

Clara’s relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is—and what he’s willing to do to make her stay.

Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won’t let her go that easily, and that no matter how far she runs, it may not be far enough....
 

About Deb Caletti

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Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and a National Book Award finalist whose books-Honey, Baby, Sweetheart; The Queen of Everything; The Secret Life of Prince Charming-are published and translated worldwide. She lives with her family in Seattle.
 
Published April 5, 2011 by Simon Pulse. 322 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Through chapters that alternate between Clara’s present life at the beach and her rocky relationship with Christian, readers bear witness to Clara’s attempts to confront her fear and grow.

Apr 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Stay

Teen Reads

That being said, Clara's journey from fear and self-loathing into something resembling hope and confidence is a rewarding one, and her relationship with her father is authentic --- conflicted and complicated, yet comfortable and sustaining.

Apr 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Stay

Open Salon

Now living in San Francisco, she works as an information architect and library consultant and has been published in Marie Claire, Redbook, Sports Afield, SEEN, Double Negative, Sportswear International, IndiePlanet, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, The Bold Italic, Her Fab Life, the Sephora blog, Eco F...

Jan 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Stay

WAPL Teens

With moments of sweetness, light romance, fun, some really cool sailing, and a mystery about Clara's mom (who died when Clara was little) letting little bits of sunshine into Clara's life, Stay is for fans of books by Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Jennifer Brown.

Jul 11 2011 | Read Full Review of Stay

MO High Library

Clara and her father have come to a remote beach house in Washington state for the summer in order to escape from her obsessive ex-boyfriend, Christian.

Aug 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Stay

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But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is--and what he’s willing to do to make her stay.

May 16 2011 | Read Full Review of Stay

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