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Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 15, 2010
Summary from author's website: “We all long for what could have been.”
Things in Delilah Hannaford’s life have a tendency to fall apart. She used to be a good student, but she can’t seem to keep it together anymore. Her “boyfriend” isn’t much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.
Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family’s painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?
Rich with emotion, Fixing Delilah is a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery.
I loved Sarah Ockler's Twenty Boy Summer, it was one of my favorite reads of last summer. It made me cry and laugh and feel so many emotions in between the two. It's a book that stays with you and really makes you think about death and hiw everyone grieves differently. When I heard about Fixing Delilah, I was excited that I would get to read another book by Ms. Ockler. Lately, I've been reading a lot more contemporary fiction and can't wait to add Fixing Delilah to the list.
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