Here's what I can't wait to get my hands on!
Title: Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Author: Chris Bohjalian
Publication date: July 8, 2014
Page Count: 288 (fairly short for Bohjalian)
Summary via Goodreads
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless girl living in an igloo made of garbage bags in Burlington. Nearly a year ago, a power plant in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont had a meltdown, and both of Emily's parents were killed. Devastatingly, her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault—was he drunk when it happened? Thousands of people are forced to leave their homes in the Kingdom; rivers and forests are destroyed; and Emily feels certain that as the daughter of the most hated man in America, she is in danger. So instead of following the social workers and her classmates after the meltdown, Emily takes off on her own for Burlington, where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer's house, inventing a new identity for herself, and befriending a young homeless kid named Cameron. But Emily can't outrun her past, can't escape her grief, can't hide forever-and so she comes up with the only plan that she can.
I love, love, love Chris Bohjalian. Everything he's written has been fantastic! Told from multiple perspectives, his writing sucks readers in and doesn't allow you to walk away. It forces you to question what your actions would be in the given situation and makes you think about which narrator you believe along the way. So good! If you haven't read anything by Bohjalian, I suggest starting with Midwives or Skeletons at the Feast...though you really can't go wrong with any of his books.
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