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Only love can break your heart /

by Webber, Katherine [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2020.Edition: First US edition.Description: 343 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781338578775 : HRD; 1338578774 : HRD.Subject(s): Grief -- Juvenile fiction | Guilt -- Juvenile fiction | Forgiveness -- Juvenile fiction | Sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Japanese American families -- Juvenile fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Juvenile fiction | California, Southern -- Juvenile fiction | Grief -- Fiction | Guilt -- Fiction | Sisters -- Fiction | Japanese Americans -- Fiction | Racially mixed people -- Fiction | Family life -- California, Southern -- Fiction | California, Southern -- FictionSummary: As often as possible high school senior Reiko Smith-Mori drives to the nearby California desert to escape from the increasingly claustrophobic life at home and her parents expectations, and there she meets Seth Rogers, a boy from school who shares her love of the desert but also wants a closer relationship with Reiko, which is just adding to her problems--because Reiko has a secret: in her mind her older sister, Mika, who died years ago, is always with her, at home and school, and she has never allowed herself to say good-bye.
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A grieving girl. An unexpected boy. A perfect love story . . . until it isn't perfect at all. Sometimes a broken heart is all you need to set you free...Reiko loves the endless sky and electric colors of the Californian desert. It is a refuge from an increasingly claustrophobic life of family pressures and her own secrets. Then she meets Seth, a boy who shares a love of the desert and her yearning for a different kind of life. But Reiko and Seth both want something the other can't give them. As summer ends, things begin to fall apart. But the end of love can sometimes be the beginning of you...

"Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Walker Books Ltd."--Copyright page.

Ages 15-18. Scholastic Press.

Grades 10-12. Scholastic Press.

As often as possible high school senior Reiko Smith-Mori drives to the nearby California desert to escape from the increasingly claustrophobic life at home and her parents expectations, and there she meets Seth Rogers, a boy from school who shares her love of the desert but also wants a closer relationship with Reiko, which is just adding to her problems--because Reiko has a secret: in her mind her older sister, Mika, who died years ago, is always with her, at home and school, and she has never allowed herself to say good-bye.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">From THE SAVAGE FORTRESS: Ash tightened his hold on the drainpipe and hoisted himself up. The pipe shook and leaned away from the wall. John had told him he regularly scrabbled up such drainpipes -- how hard could it be? But then John was half his body weight, even after all the exercise Ash had been doing. Arms and legs wrapped around the clay pipe, Ash slowly shimmied upward. The rough surface scraped against his skin, rubbing his belly raw. Cables brushed against his back, and Ash hoped he wasn't about to be electrocuted. But the wires seemed dead, and he found gaps in the walls to push himself the last few feet. With a grunt he heaved himself over the low parapet, dropping on to the flat roof. Holding his breath and willing his heart to quieten, he heard a deep, threatening growl. The drainpipe rattled, then tore off the wall and smashed. Excerpted from Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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