Learning Not To Drown
- Publish Date: 2014-04-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Anna Shinoda
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Family secrets cut to the bone in this mesmerizing debut novel about a teen whose drug-addicted brother is the prodigal son one time too many.
There is a pecking order to every family. Seventeen-year old Clare is the overprotected baby; Peter is the typical, rebellious middle child; and Luke is the oldest, the cant-do-wrong favorite. To their mother, they are a normal, happy family.
To Clare, they are a family on the verge of disaster. Clare: the ambitious striver; Peter: the angry ticking time bomb; and Luke: a drug-addicted convicted felon who has been in and out of jail for as long as Clare can rememberand who has always been bailed out by their parents.
Clare loves Luke, but life as his sister hasnt been easy. And when he comes home (again), she wants to believe this time will be different (again). Yet when the truths behind his arrests begin to surface, everything Clare knows is shaken to its core. And then Luke is arrested. Again.
Except this time is different, because Clares mom does the unthinkable on Lukes behalf, and Clare has to decide whether turning her back on family is a selfish actor the only way to keep from drowning along with them.
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