Carolrhoda Books, Hardcover, 9780761377528, 346pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2012
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In this provocative young adult novel, author Ilsa J. Bick presents the story of an unlikely romance and the devastating impact of self-deception. Drowning Instinct explores the complexity of a deeply troubled teen girls choices and her relationship with an equally troubled older man. Issues of self identity, loss, and an often painful reality grant a unique perspective on this tale of forbidden love, challenging those who attempt to draw firm moral conclusions about any of the characters.
About the Author
Ilsa J. Bick is a child psychiatrist, film scholar, former Air Force major, and now a full-time author. Her critically acclaimed, award-winning YA novels include Draw the Dark, Drowning Instinct, and Ashes (a 2011 VOYA Perfect Ten). Ilsa currently lives in rural Wisconsin, near a Hebrew cemetery. One thing she loves about the neighbors: they re very quiet and only come around for sugar once in a blue moon.