The Day I Killed James

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 217 pages
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IT WASN'T SUPPOSED to end up like this. But it did. When Theresa brings James to a party as her date, it's just for the night . . . and he knows that. But when everything goes horribly wrong, James drives his motorcycle off a cliff-and Theresa knows she's responsible for his death. Theresa tries to run away from the pain, becoming a new young woman with a whole new life. She meets people, of course, but she never really makes connections-she's too scared she'll hurt them, too. But what Theresa discovers is that you can try to run away from the pain-but you can never really run away from yourself. The only way out is through. This compelling tale of love and loss is about broken hearts-and how to begin to repair your own. From the Hardcover edition.

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User Review  - Sheila Koelliker - Goodreads

Another Catherine Hyde book to like. Read it in one sitting because I needed to figure out if she would punish herself forever. The ending wasn't disappointing. I would recommend this book. . Read full review

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User Review  - Pamela Beason - Goodreads

Teens are completely self-focused, and so it's easy for them to think they cause everything. Theresa goes into a tail-spin of self-destruction when she believes that her actions caused a boy to commit ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of Becoming Chloe, The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance, the national bestseller Pay It Forward, and Love in the Present Tense, among many other books. She lives in California

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