Reconstructing Amelia

Reconstructing Amelia (Hardcover)

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This is a "must read" book for every teen parent and, what is more unexpected, could easily become "must read" book for every teen. The author manages to write in a universal language understandable to both generations, that these days seem like they are in two different worlds.
It is a high school drama with a tragic ending. Unfortunately this is a very well known scenario that we see on TV more than we want to.
This is a book with a strong plot and strong message that will keep both of the targeted generations busy with their thoughts.

--Aleksandra, JFK New York


In Reconstructing Amelia, the stunning debut novel from Kimberly McCreight, Kate's in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter’s exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter—now. But Kate’s stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it’s already too late for Amelia. And for Kate.

An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that’s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn’t jump.

Reconstructing Amelia is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it’s the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn’t save.

Product Details ISBN-10: 006222543X
ISBN-13: 9780062225436
Published: Harper
Pages: 400
Language: English