By Ilsa J. Bick
(Carolrhoda Books, Hardcover, 9780761377528, 346pp.)
Publication Date: January 2012
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.