The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter audiobook

The First Time She Drowned

By Kerry Kletter
Read by Jorjeana Marie

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10.33 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780399567926

The beautiful struggle of a girl desperate for the one relationship that has caused her the most pain Cassie O’Malley has spent the past two and a half years in a mental institution—dumped there by her mother, against her will. Now, at eighteen, Cassie emancipates herself, determined to start over. She attends college, forms new friendships, and even attempts to start fresh with her mother. But before long, their unhealthy relationship threatens to pull Cassie under once again. As Cassie struggles to reclaim her life, childhood memories persist and confuse, and Cassie must consider whose version of history is real, and more important, whose life she must save. A bold, literary story about the fragile complexities of mothers and daughters and learning to love oneself, The First Time She Drowned reminds us that we must dive deep into our pasts if we are ever to move forward.

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Summary

Summary

The beautiful struggle of a girl desperate for the one relationship that has caused her the most pain

Cassie O’Malley has spent the past two and a half years in a mental institution—dumped there by her mother, against her will. Now, at eighteen, Cassie emancipates herself, determined to start over. She attends college, forms new friendships, and even attempts to start fresh with her mother. But before long, their unhealthy relationship threatens to pull Cassie under once again. As Cassie struggles to reclaim her life, childhood memories persist and confuse, and Cassie must consider whose version of history is real, and more important, whose life she must save.

A bold, literary story about the fragile complexities of mothers and daughters and learning to love oneself, The First Time She Drowned reminds us that we must dive deep into our pasts if we are ever to move forward.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beautiful and passionate…[Kletter is] a writer of great distinction and infinite promise.” Pat Conroy, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A complex novel that ultimately uplifts.” Publishers Weekly
“This heartfelt, lyrical debut will strike a chord with older teens who appreciate contemporary fiction.” Kirkus Reviews
“Jorjeana Marie masterfully narrates this story of mothers, daughters, and fractured relationships…Marie’s narration pulls the listener into Cassie’s frame of mind as she attempts to re-enter the world…Marie’s deliberately flat and distant tone throughout most of the audiobook perfectly suit Cassie’s internal thought process. This makes the moments when Cassie’s rage breaks through all the more heartbreaking and realistic.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Kerry Kletter

Author Bio: Kerry Kletter

Kerry Kletter has had a lifelong passion for story. She holds a degree in literature and has an extensive background in theater, having appeared in film, television, and onstage. When not writing, Kerry can be found surfing, running, working with animals, or singing loudly in her car while stuck in LA traffic. A native of Ridgewood, New Jersey, Kerry now lives in Santa Monica, California, with her partner, screenwriter David Zorn. The First Time She Drowned is her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter @kkletter.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.33
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English