The Chance You Won't Return

The Chance You Won't Return

eBook - 2014
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When your mom thinks she’s Amelia Earhart, navigating high school, first love, and family secrets is like flying solo without a map.

Driver’s ed and a first crush should be what Alex Winchester is stressed out about in high school — and she is. But what’s really on her mind is her mother. Why is she dressing in Dad’s baggy khaki pants with a silk scarf around her neck? What is she planning when she pores over maps in the middle of the night? When did she stop being Mom and start being Amelia Earhart? Alex tries to keep her budding love life apart from the growing disaster at home as her mother sinks further into her delusions. But there are those nights, when everyone else is asleep, when it’s easier to confide in Amelia than it ever was to Mom. Now, as Amelia’s flight plans become more intense, Alex is increasingly worried that Amelia is planning her final flight — the flight from which she never returns. What could possibly be driving Mom’s delusions, and how far will they take her?

Baker & Taylor
A debut novel by an award-winning writer follows the experiences of a high school student who struggles to hold her life together in the face of her mother's threatening delusions about being Amelia Earhart.

& Taylor

High school student Alex Winchester struggles to hold her life together in the face of her mother's threatening delusions about being Amelia Earhart.

Publisher: [S.l.] : Candlewick Press, 2014
ISBN: 9780763670399
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library


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Sep 11, 2014

A wonderfully written book with an exceptionally unusual subject matter, with a protagonist whose mother believes the latter is Amelia Earhart. It was an interesting read, with well-rounded characters that moved the story along. The emotions that accompanied the characters were real, and while the reader will not agree with all the choices made, they are certainly understandable.

Jun 25, 2014

An interesting read. The main character was sometimes hard to like, but overall, I think the author captured a difficult time and the emotions that are played out as a teenager coming of age with so many challenges in their life.


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Nov 29, 2014

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