Fixing Delilah

By Sarah Ockler
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316052092, 320pp.)

Publication Date: November 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

Things in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart.

She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her "boyfriend" isn't much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.

Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family's painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?

Rich with emotion, Sarah Ockler delivers a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery.




About the Author

Sarah Ockler is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Twenty Boy Summer, a YALSA Teens' Top Ten nominee, a Kids' Indie Next List pick, and a New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Book Award nominee. Unlike Delilah Hannaford, Sarah never cleaned gutters or painted fence posts as a teen, but she did pull a summer of estate-sale duty at her late grandmother's house, complete with an economy-size jar of Saint Bernard ashes and a priceless antique creamer shaped like a cow. Sarah now lives in Colorado, where she enjoys hiking up mountains, hugging trees, and talking to birds with her husband, Alex. Her website is www.sarahockler.com.




Praise For Fixing Delilah

Praise for Twenty Boy Summer
"Anna's authentic voice and some lyrical writing will satisfy fans of Sarah Dessen, while the mix of romance, drama, and tragedy will be a draw for teen readers of Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult."—Booklist

Praise for Twenty Boy Summer
"[A] sincere, romantic tearjerker. Readers will easily relate to Anna's authentically depicted feelings of lust, longing, shame and fear as she cautiously embarks on a new summer love."—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Twenty Boy Summer
"This is smoothly written and romantic as all get out....ideal for readers looking for romance salted with a bit of tears as well as a bit of sea air."—BCCB

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