Zoe Letting Go

Zoe Letting Go

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Penguin Putnam
“When the truth about her past is disclosed…the effect works like gangbusters.”
–New York Times Book Review

A girl's letters to her best friend reveal two lives derailed by anorexia in this haunting debut that's Laurie Halse Anderson'sWintergirls meets The Sixth Sense.

Zoe knows she doesn’t belong in a hospital—so why is she in one?

Twin Birch isn’t just any hospital. It’s a strange mansion populated by unnerving staff and glassy-eyed patients. It’s a place for girls with serious problems; skinny, spindly girls with eating disorders who have a penchant for harming themselves.

Zoe isn’t like them. And she can’t figure out why she was sent here. Writing letters to her best friend Elise keep her sane, grounded in the memories of her past—but mired in them, too. Elise never writes back.

Zoe is lost without her, unsure of how to navigate tenuous new friendships and bizarre rules without Elise by her side. But as her letters intertwine with journal entries chronicling her mysterious life at Twin Birch, another narrative unfolds. The hidden story of a complicated friendship; of the choices we make, the truths we tell others, and the lies we tell ourselves. The story of a friendship that has the potential to both save—and damage beyond repair. And Zoe finds she must confront the truth about her past once and for all, before she can finally let go.

Nora Price’s debut young adult book is a heart-wrenching meditation on the bonds of friendship with a gripping psychological twist.


Random House, Inc.
“When the truth about her past is disclosed…the effect works like gangbusters.”
–New York Times Book Review

A girl's letters to her best friend reveal two lives derailed by anorexia in this haunting debut that's Laurie Halse Anderson'sWintergirls meets The Sixth Sense.

Zoe knows she doesn’t belong in a hospital—so why is she in one?

Twin Birch isn’t just any hospital. It’s a strange mansion populated by unnerving staff and glassy-eyed patients. It’s a place for girls with serious problems; skinny, spindly girls with eating disorders who have a penchant for harming themselves.

Zoe isn’t like them. And she can’t figure out why she was sent here. Writing letters to her best friend Elise keep her sane, grounded in the memories of her past—but mired in them, too. Elise never writes back.

Zoe is lost without her, unsure of how to navigate tenuous new friendships and bizarre rules without Elise by her side. But as her letters intertwine with journal entries chronicling her mysterious life at Twin Birch, another narrative unfolds. The hidden story of a complicated friendship; of the choices we make, the truths we tell others, and the lies we tell ourselves. The story of a friendship that has the potential to both save—and damage beyond repair. And Zoe finds she must confront the truth about her past once and for all, before she can finally let go.

Nora Price’s debut young adult book is a heart-wrenching meditation on the bonds of friendship with a gripping psychological twist.



Baker & Taylor
Admitted into a clinic to receive treatment for her anorexia, Zoe writes letters about her therapy, her feelings of denial and her observations about the bizarre things that happen every night, a situation that turns devastating when Zoe's best friend, Elise, does not reply to her letters. A first novel.

Baker
& Taylor

Zoe goes to a facility to help cure her anorexia as she comes to terms with the loss of her friend and her own identity.

Publisher: New York : Razorbill, 2013
ISBN: 9781595146267
1595146261
Branch Call Number: Fiction Price TEEN
Characteristics: 288 p. 21cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Feb 06, 2017

Zoe has no idea why she is being dropped off at Twin Birch, a hospital meant for girls with eating disorders. And to Zoe nothing is wrong with her, she believes that she isn't meant to be there. The only thing that helps her pass time is writing letters to her best friend Elsie, but she is hurt when Elsie never writes back. Can she figure out all the questions that are running through her mind before she has to go back home?
This novel deals with the mature subject of eating disorders. It's written throughout Zoe’s six weeks at Twin Birch but also through her letters that she writes to Elsie giving you some background knowledge on Zoe's life before she arrived at twin birch. A really fast paced and interesting read that I finished over two days. The last couple of days at the hospital really make the story that much better and really makes you feel for Zoe. I randomly picked up this novel at a bookstore and I'm really glad I did because I really enjoyed it. Rating 4 out of 5 stars.
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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golden13
Jul 11, 2012

Slow at some parts, I felt the book really didn't have a complete ending with all of the characters, because it did not say if the rest of the girls were cured, they just went home pretty much in the same state they arrived in. And even Zoe did not really have a complete ending , she just realized some stuff and then went home.

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