The Day I Killed James

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Random House Children's Books, May 13, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 312 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.


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The Day I Killed James is a heartfelt tale about a girl learning to come to terms with her grief. It also sends a clear message: Don't be careless with other's hearts. James is Theresa's neighbor, and ... Read full review

THE DAY I KILLED JAMES

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Theresa knew James totally loved her but used him anyway; she never expected he'd kill himself when she broke his heart at a graduation party. Theresa vows never to let anyone love her again. She ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
8
Section 3
10
Section 4
13
Section 5
19
Section 6
21
Section 7
24
Section 8
33
Section 19
69
Section 20
72
Section 21
77
Section 22
91
Section 23
102
Section 24
117
Section 25
147
Section 26
150

Section 9
35
Section 10
37
Section 11
42
Section 12
45
Section 13
48
Section 14
51
Section 15
54
Section 16
56
Section 17
59
Section 18
67
Section 27
154
Section 28
163
Section 29
164
Section 30
166
Section 31
171
Section 32
173
Section 33
180
Section 34
192
Section 35
208
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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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