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Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling

(2014)
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This novel-in-verse - at once literary and emotionally gripping - follows the unfolding friendship between two very different teenage girls who share a hospital room and an illness.

Chess, the narrator, is sick, but with what exactly, she isn't sure. And to make matters worse, she must share a hospital room with Shannon, her polar opposite. Where Chess is polite, Shannon is rude. Where Chess tolerates pain silently, Shannon screams bloody murder. Where Chess seems to be getting slowly better, Shannon seems to be getting worse. How these teenagers become friends, helping each other come to terms with their illness, makes for a dramatic and deeply moving read.

"An emotional and innovative novel.... There is so much pathos and humor in these two hospital beds." - E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars

"A story told with the utmost economy of language - intense, compelling, and satisfying." - Susan Patron, author of the Newbery Medal winner The Higher Power of Lucky

"Riveting, humanizing and real." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"A raw, unsentimental perspective on the fight to keep an illness from overpowering one's identity." - Publishers Weekly

From the Hardcover edition.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling
Author(s): Lucy Frank
ISBN: 0-307-97974-1 / 978-0-307-97974-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : USA Library Binding
Title: Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling
Author(s): Lucy Frank
ISBN: 0-307-97975-X / 978-0-307-97975-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling
Author(s): Lucy Frank
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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