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Vivian feels left behind when her older sister, Audra, runs away from home. She believes that Audra will return and pays careful attention to the clues around her. Then, inexplicably, writing begins to appear in a blank notebook. When Audra does come back for Vivian, shes in the company of a strange man. The three of them run away together and practice wilderness survival. While Audra plans for the future, Vivian continues to gather evidence: Who is this mysterious man, and does he have any connection to the words appearing in her notebook?
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781419718946
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Rock, P 2016
Characteristics: 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Jul 31, 2016

I loved this book!
It was really well written, I can't really explain it, But it was really, really good!

multcolib_alisonk May 02, 2016

This ethereal story about a girl and her sister who are drawn to the idea of living rough captures that period of adolescence when we push away from our parents' values and move into the unknown. I enjoyed the prose and the dream-like sequences, and Vivian's unique perspective.

LPL_CentennialC Apr 23, 2016

This is a mysterious YA tale all about the wilderness and the inexplicable. Vivian, a young teen struggling with mental illness, is left alone when her older sister Audra disappears. Then, strange messages begin appearing in Vivian’s notebook. Klickitat sneaks up on you, drawing you in with a full of a strong sense of place and a dream-like narrative. As someone with sisters, Klickitat struck me in a quiet, powerful way. This isn’t a fast-paced, action-packed story, but it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re interested in stories about survival or the bond of sisterhood.

Dec 30, 2015

Vivian's older sister Audra gets fed up with how people get stuck in routines "like robots," so she decides to run away and live in the Alaskan wilderness with a guy named Henry who she met. She drags Vivian into her scheme, except they don't run away to the Alaskan wilderness— they live for weeks in the crawl-space under someone's house. The story takes place in Portland, and while the author was clearly trying to get the details right, one passage stuck out to me as clearly impossible: "We walked along [away from Grant High School] without saying anything, past the QFC supermarket, past Beverly Cleary Elementary, down toward the highway an the MAX train station." That's one circuitous route to get to the MAX.
I didn't enjoy the story that much. I didn't really care about the characters, and the ending didn't feel satisfying at all. It had all the bad characteristics of [book:Unflattening|23503006], and I just couldn't stand it.


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