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The Thing with Feathers (Paperback)

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Emilie Day believes in playing it safe: she's homeschooled, her best friend is her seizure dog, and she's probably the only girl on the Outer Banks of North Carolina who can't swim

Then Emilie's mom enrolls her in public school, and Emilie goes from studying at home in her pj's to halls full of strangers. To make matters worse, Emilie is paired with starting point guard Chatham York for a major research project on Emily Dickinson. She should be ecstatic when Chatham shows interest, but she has a problem. She hasn't told anyone about her epilepsy.

Emilie lives in fear her recently adjusted meds will fail and she'll seize at school. Eventually, the worst happens, and she must decide whether to withdraw to safety or follow a dead poet's advice and "dwell in possibility."

From Golden Heart award-winning author McCall Hoyle comes The Thing with Feathers, a story of overcoming fears, forging new friendships, and finding a first love, perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven, Robyn Schneider, and Sharon M. Draper.

"Filled with poignancy, sparkling wit, and Southern charm, The Thing with Feathers made my heart absolutely soar It's everything I love in a YA contemporary."

Darcy Woods, award-winning author of Summer of Supernovas

"Heartfelt and affecting. Hoyle tells a familiar story, but does so in a voice that is rarely heard, and that makes all the difference."

Leah Thomas, William C. Morris Award finalist and author of Because You'll Never Meet Me and Nowhere Near You

"A refreshing, quality debut--meaningfully woven and beautifully engaging, from the first page to the last."

YA Books Central *****

"Very highly recommended for personal reading lists, The Thing with Feathers will prove to be an ideal and enduringly popular addition to school and community library YA Fiction collections."

Midwest Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780310758419
ISBN-10: 0310758416
Publisher: Blink
Publication Date: August 21st, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English