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Simon and Schuster, Jun 28, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 464 pages
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Perfect for readers who enjoyed Flowers in the Attic, this is a heartbreaking and shocking novel about siblings Lochan and Maya, their tumultuous home life, and the clandestine, and taboo, relationship they form to get through it.

Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As de facto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: A love this devastating has no happy ending.
 

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User Review  - fireflys_locket - LibraryThing

I have a phrase for stories so beautifully sad that they break through your heart. Lovely Despair. Lots of stories have broken my heart. This book pulled my heart out of my chest, threw it on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jenn88 - LibraryThing

Sixteen-year-old Maya and seventeen-year-old Lochan have to look after their three younger siblings and share household responsibilities while still going to school and doing their homework. Their ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
33
Section 4
43
Section 5
66
Section 6
77
Section 7
86
Section 8
104
Section 15
210
Section 16
226
Section 17
257
Section 18
277
Section 19
292
Section 20
309
Section 21
330
Section 22
350

Section 9
132
Section 10
142
Section 11
159
Section 12
180
Section 13
192
Section 14
199
Section 23
365
Section 24
377
Section 25
392
Section 26
415
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Tabitha Suzuma is the author of A Note of Madness, A Voice in the Distance, From Where I Stand, Without Looking Back, among others. She used to work as a primary school teacher and now divides her time between writing and tutoring. She lives in London. Visit her at TabithaSuzuma.com.

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