Before I Let Go (Hardcover)
This book caught my attention from the start and I read it in one night. I thought Corey's grief was realistic and poignant. Kyra is a heartbreaking character. The depiction of the mental illness seemed raw and knowing someone personally who deals with it, I felt it was very truthful. Give this title to those who like John Green'sTurtles All the Way Down or All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.— Toni W., High School Librarian
Corey and her best friend, Kyra, are inseparable. Corey is the only person who understands Kyra's high-highs and low-lows. So when Corey's family moves away from their Alaskan town, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winters and wait for her return. Except Kyra doesn't.
Two days before Corey is to visit, Kyra is found floating underneath the ice.
While everyone in Lost Creek deems Kyra's death a suicide, Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. The town is keeping secrets--chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to Kyra may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...