By Donna Cooner

Epub ISBN: 9780545634014

Donna Cooner establishes herself as our personal Jodi Picoult during this well timed story of sisters, loss, and redemption.

Torrey gray is legendary. not less than, on the web. hundreds of thousands of individuals watch her renowned movies on type and sweetness. but if Torrey's sister is killed in an coincidence -- perhaps as a result of Torrey and her video clips -- Torrey's excellent international implodes.

Now, strangers on-line are bashing Torrey. And at her new institution, she doesn't comprehend who to belief. Is queen bee Blair merely being candy due to Torrey's web infamy? What approximately Raylene, who's decidedly unpopular, yet turns out accepts Torrey for who she is? after which there's Luis, along with his brooding darkish eyes, whose family members runs the neighborhood funeral domestic. Torrey reveals herself interested in Luis, and his interesting tales approximately El dio de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead.

As the Day of the useless attracts close to, Torrey should rather examine her personal emotions approximately dying, and existence, and every thing in among. Can she discover ways to mourn her sister out of the general public eye?

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Can't Look Away

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Now, strangers on-line are bashing Torrey. And at her new university, she doesn't understand who to belief. Is queen bee Blair basically being candy due to Torrey's net infamy? What approximately Raylene, who's decidedly unpopular, yet turns out accepts Torrey for who she is? after which there's Luis, along with his brooding darkish eyes, whose kin runs the neighborhood funeral domestic. Torrey unearths herself attracted to Luis, and his interesting tales approximately El dio de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead.

As the Day of the lifeless attracts close to, Torrey must quite examine her personal emotions approximately dying, and existence, and every thing in among. Can she discover ways to mourn her sister out of the general public eye?

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Pale green licks of light pulsed and faded across it. Living lights. Their fires lobbed over, higher, higher, then died out in blackness. At times the whole sky was ringed in shooting points and puckers of light gathering and falling, pulsing, fading, rhythmical as breathing. All of a piece. As if the sky were a pat­ tern of nerves and our thought and memories traveled across it. As if the sky were one gigantic memory for us all. Or a dance hall. And all the world’s wandering souls were dancing there.

For she was the definite most-hard trial to anyone’s endurance, even when they started out with veils of wretched love upon their eyes. I was that girl who thought the black hem of her garment would help me rise. Veils of love which was only hate petrified by longing— that was me. I was like those bush Indians who stole the holy black hat of a Jesuit and swallowed little scraps of it to cure their fevers. But the hat itself carried smallpox and was kill­ ing them with belief. Veils of faith! I had this confidence in Leopolda.

King hardly noticed my weight. He pushed her lower. So I had no choice then. I jumped on his back and bit his ear. My teeth met and blood filled my mouth. He reeled backward, bucking me off, and I flew across the room, hit the refrigerator solidly, and got back on my feet. His hands were cocked in boxer’s fists. He was deciding who to hit first, I thought, me or Lipsha. I glanced around. I was alone. I stared back at King, scared for the first time. Then the fear left and I was mad, just mad, at Lipsha, at King, at Lynette, at June.

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