All We Have Left
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

All We Have Left


  • Author : Wendy Mills
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619633445


All We Have Left Book Description :

Interweaving stories from past and present, All We Have Left brings one of the most important days in our recent history--September 11th--to life, showing that love and hope will always triumph. Now: Sixteen-year-old Jesse is used to living with the echoes of the past. Her older brother died in the September 11th attacks, and her dad since has filled their home with anger and grief. When Jesse gets caught up with the wrong crowd, one momentary hate-fueled decision turns her life upside down. The only way to make amends is to face the past, starting Jesse on a journey that will reveal the truth about how her brother died. Then: In 2001, sixteen-year-old Alia is proud to be Muslim . . . it's being a teenager that she finds difficult. After being grounded for a stupid mistake, Alia decides to confront her father at his Manhattan office, putting her in danger she never could have imagined. When the planes collide into the Twin Towers, Alia is trapped inside one of the buildings. In the final hours, she meets a boy who will change everything for her as the flames rage around them . . . A Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016 selection

All We Have Left
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

All We Have Left


  • Author : Wendy Mills
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-08-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681194325


All We Have Left Book Description :

A haunting and heart-wrenching story of two girls, two time periods, and the one event that changed their lives--and the world--forever.

All We Have Left Unsaid

All We Have Left Unsaid


  • Author : Maxine Case
  • Publisher : Kwela Books
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018748183


All We Have Left Unsaid Book Description :

Danika believes she can cope with anything. Now, as she keeps vigil at her mother's hospital bed, watching her life slip away, she feels compelled to answer the questions that linger from her childhood in the eighties. What was the state of emergency about? Why did her father leave, and what happened the night no one ever talks about? Only now, with her mother beyond hearing, can Danika break the silence of those difficult years. Now she can speak the words that were always left unsaid. This beautifully crafted novel is a moving exploration of love and bereavement; of the ties that bind mothers, daughters and sisters, and the silences that keep them apart.

All I Have Left

All I Have Left


  • Author : Shey Stahl
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1500182338


All I Have Left Book Description :

"Evie Brooks is trapped in a relationship she can't seem to escape. Her secrets go beyond the black eyes and the breaking heart. What she wants disappeared four years ago. All she has left is what she's holding onto. A memory. An unforgettable heartache. Grayson Gomez returns home with is own secrets and despair, only to find his girl in the arms of another. His world is crashing down around him, holding on to that memory, that unforgettable heartache he knows so well. She holds the answer." --p. 4 of cover.

All We Have Is Now
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

All We Have Is Now


  • Author : Lisa Schroeder
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545803366


All We Have Is Now Book Description :

From the author of THE BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU, a groundbreaking novel about what matters most -- when time is running out. What do you do with your last day on earth? There are 27 hours and fifteen minutes left until an asteroid strikes North America, and, for Emerson and everyone else who didn't leave, the world will end. But Emerson's world already ended when she ran away from home last year. Since then she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat. The city's quieter now that most people are gone, and no one seems to know what to do as the end approaches. But then Emerson and Vince meet Carl, who tells them that he has been granting people's wishes. He gave his car away so a woman could take her son to see the ocean for the first time, and he gives Emerson and Vince all the money he has in his wallet. Suddenly this last day seems full of possibility. Emerson and Vince can grant a lot of wishes in 27 hours --- maybe even their own.

What You Have Left
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

What You Have Left


  • Author : Will Allison
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416546672


What You Have Left Book Description :

What You Have Left is an unforgettable story of love, loss, and, most of all, longing. In 1976, on the day of his wife's funeral, Wylie Greer drops off his five-year-old daughter, Holly, at his father-in-law's dairy farm on the outskirts of Columbia, South Carolina. Wylie tells her he just needs a little time to clear his head, but thirty years pass before Holly sees her father again -- "time I spent wondering what I'd done to make him leave," she says, "and what I could do to make him come back." What You Have Left is about a father and daughter trying to make their way back to one another across decades of uncertainty and ambivalence -- all the while hoping to discover that what they have left is worth salvaging. It's also the story of a grandfather bent on suicide, a pioneering female NASCAR driver, a heartbroken amnesiac, a video poker junkie, and assorted other liars, cheaters, and lovers who, despite their best intentions, never quite live up to their own expectations. Are we doomed to repeat our parents' mistakes? Can lies save love instead of destroying it? Is letting go the same as giving up? Shot through with sly humor and a knowing sympathy for human weakness, What You Have Left takes up these and other questions as it examines the weight of history, the nature of loss, and the possibility of forgiveness. Making use of bold shifts in viewpoint and time, Allison proves a brilliant observer of the emotional legacies handed down from parent to child and the ways loss defines us. This stunning debut brims with an affection for humanity exactly as it is -- in all its ignorance and awareness, its swagger and humility, its despair and hope.

You Should Have Left
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

You Should Have Left


  • Author : Daniel Kehlmann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101871980


You Should Have Left Book Description :

Now a Major Motion Picture From the internationally bestselling author of Measuring the World and F, an eerie and supernatural tale of a writer's emotional collapse A screenwriter, his wife, and their four-year old daughter rent a house in the mountains of Germany, but something isn’t right. As he toils on a sequel to his most successful movie, the screenwriter notices that rooms aren’t where he remembers them—and finds in his notebook words that are not his own.

Positively Beautiful
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Positively Beautiful


  • Author : Wendy Mills
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619633421


Positively Beautiful Book Description :

Erin Bailey's life changes forever the day her mom is diagnosed with breast cancer. It's always just been Erin and Mom, so living without her is not an option. Life takes another turn when the cancer is linked to a rare genetic mutation, and Erin must grapple with the decision of whether or not to have her own DNA tested. Her only outlets are flying lessons, where looking to the horizon calms her deepest fears, and her new friend Ashley, a girl she met in an online support group. But when a flash decision has Erin flying away to find her new friend, she embarks on a journey from the depths of despair to new love and a better understanding of the true meaning of beauty. This thought-provoking story brings readers to the emotional brink and back again, as they experience Erin's fear, her frustration, and ultimately . . . her freedom.

All We Left Behind
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

All We Left Behind


  • Author : Ingrid Sundberg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481437424


All We Left Behind Book Description :

"Marion is hiding a secret from her past and Kurt is trying to figure out how to recover from his mother's death as they both find solace in each other"--

We Are All That s Left

We Are All That s Left


  • Author : Carrie Arcos
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698198630


We Are All That s Left Book Description :

Two lives. Two worlds apart. One deeply compelling story set in both Bosnia and the United States, spanning decades and generations, about the brutality of war and the trauma of everyday life after war, about hope and the ties that bind us together. Zara and her mother, Nadja, have a strained relationship. Nadja just doesn't understand Zara's creative passion for, and self-expression through, photography. And Zara doesn't know how to reach beyond their differences and connect to a closed-off mother who refuses to speak about her past in Bosnia. But when a bomb explodes as they're shopping in their local farmers' market in Rhode Island, Zara is left with PTSD--and her mother is left in a coma. Without the opportunity to get to know her mother, Zara is left with questions--not just about her mother, but about faith, religion, history, and her own path forward. As Zara tries to sort through her confusion, she meets Joseph, whose grandmother is also in the hospital, and whose exploration of religion and philosophy offer comfort and insight into Zara's own line of thinking. Told in chapters that alternate between Zara's present-day Providence, RI, and Nadja's own childhood in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War of the 1990s, We Are All That's Left shows the ways in which, no matter the time and place, struggle and tragedy can give way to connection, healing and love. Praise for We Are All That's Left: * "A multilayered view of tragedy and its repercussions." --Publishers Weekly, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This complex, compelling story takes readers on a deep dive below the surface, exposing both the fragility of life and the redemptive bonds of love." --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW* "This important and timely novel is a painful, lovely exploration of mending a mother-daughter relationship." --Kirkus Reviews