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How It Feels To Float

How It Feels To Float

A deeply hopeful YA novel about living with mental illness that's perfect for fans of Girl in Pieces

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ISBN 9781984814692
Barcode 9781984814692
Published 7 May 2019 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Fox, Helena
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ISBN-13 9781984814692
ISBN-10 1984814699
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Razorbill
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Fox, Helena
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 976782

Description of this Book

A stunning, profound, deeply hopeful portrayal of living with mental illness and grief, from an exceptional new voice in YA Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, who loves her so hard, and who shouldn't be here but is. So Biz doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface--normal okay regular fine. But after what happens on the beach--first in the ocean, and then in the sand--the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away? Or maybe stay a little longer, find her father, bring him back to her. Or maybe--maybe maybe maybe--there's a third way Biz just can't see yet. This is a mesmerizing, radiant debut, at once gutting, humorous, and impossible to put down. Helena Fox tells a story about love and grief and family and friendship, about inter-generational mental illness, and how living with it is both a bridge to someone loved and lost and also a chasm. She explores the hard, bewildering, and beautiful places loss can take us, and honors those who hold us tightly when the current wants to tug us out to sea.

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Author's Bio

Helena Fox lives in Wollongong, Australia, where she runs creative writing workshops for young people. She's a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. How It Feels To Float is her debut novel. She can be found at www.helenafoxauthor.com

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