Would You by Marthe Jocelyn

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WOULD YOU RATHER know what’s going to happen or not know?
A summer night. A Saturday. For Natalie’s amazing older sister, Claire, this summer is fantastic, because she’s zooming off to college in the fall. For Natalie, it’s a fun summer with her friends; nothing special. When Claire is hit by a car, the world changes in a heartbeat. Over the next four days, moment by moment, Natalie, her parents, and their friends wait to learn if Claire will ever recover.

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About Marthe Jocelyn

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Marthe Jocelyn is an award-winning author and illustrator who worked for many years as a toy designer before turning her hand to writing. She has written five novels, including the critically acclaimed works of historical fiction, Mable Riley and Earthly Astonishments. Marthe has also written a nonfiction account of the Foundling Hospital in London, England, entitled, A Home for Foundlings.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published May 8, 2009 by Tundra Books. 177 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The narrative’s strength is in its candor: At one point Natalie sees Claire’s new laptop and thinks it will be hers now, then instantly feels remorse.

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She feels guilt over "borrowing" Claire's new black blouse and assuming that Claire's shiny new Apple laptop will be hers soon.

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Eleventh-grader Natalie and her friends are believable teens, with true-to-life dialog and situations (as Natalie notes about her friend, who works at their hang-out restaurant, "It bites to wait on your friends.").

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