There Will Come a Time

Carrie Arcos. Simon Pulse, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-4424-9585-2
Seventeen-year-old Mark isn't the only person grieving the death of his twin sister, Grace, but he has difficulty looking beyond his own pain, guilt, and rage. In a novel about letting go and reconnecting with people, National Book Award finalist Arcos (Out of Reach) delves deeply into her protagonist's emotions and unnerving memory of the car accident that he alone survived. Now a "Twinless Twin," Mark mostly keeps to himself, but risks sharing some of his thoughts with Grace's best friend Hannah. After they discover Grace's list of "Top Five Things to Do This Year," they decide to accomplish the tasks in her honor, a process that pushes their physical limits and leads Mark to better understand his misplaced anger and his sister's secret desires and fears. Meanwhile, his involvement with an artistic group project at school helps him rekindle old passions and regain a sense of purpose. With insight into the various stages of grief and the irrational behaviors that can emerge as a result, the book offers an inspiring account of emotional healing. Ages 14–up. Agent: Kerry Sparks, Levine Greenberg Literary Agency. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 05/19/2014
Release date: 04/01/2014
Genre: Children's
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