Jocelyn, Marthe. Would you.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

JOCELYN, Marthe. Would you. Random House, Wendy Lamb. 165p. 978-0-375-83703-6. $15.99. JS

In a moment, life changes tragically. Natalie's much-loved older sister Claire is hit by a car, and in that moment the beautiful, smart, athletic girl is destroyed. This is Natalie's story of these few days. Before the accident, the small town summer life is so ordinary--kids hanging out, keeping one another company, doing slightly risky things, but just filling out the days of work and play and boring family life. When that telephone call comes and Natalie and her parents rush to the emergency room to find a brain-injured Claire, life is suddenly larger-than-life: every emotion, every memory, every relationship, every last effort to make contact with the still-alive Claire.

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