Friday, September 9, 2016

Some of the Parts



Every Friday we give a new book away. To get the book, it's simple: just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Friday through Sunday and winners are announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Free Fridays.)

Some of the Parts by Hannah Barnaby

For months, Tallie McGovern has been coping with the death of her older brother the only way she knows how: by smiling bravely and pretending she's okay. She's managed to fool her friends, her parents, and her teachers, yet she can't even say his name out loud: "N---" is as far as she can go. Then Tallie comes across a letter in the mail, and it only takes two words to crack the careful facade she's built:

ORGAN DONOR.


Two words that were apparently checked off on her brother's driver's license; two words that her parents knew about--and never revealed to her. All at once, everything Tallie thought she knew about her brother's death feels like a lie. And although a part of her knows he's gone forever, another part of her wonders if finding the letter might be a sign. If tracking down the people on the other end of those two words might somehow bring him back.

Hannah Barnaby's deeply moving novel asks questions there are no easy answers to as it follows a family struggling to pick up the pieces, and a girl determines to find the brother she wasn't ready to let go of.

This week's free book goes to Avery W.! Avery, look for it in your mailbox soon.

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