Personal Effects

By E. M. Kokie; Nick Podehl (Performed by)
(Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, MP3 CD, 9781469206677)

Publication Date: September 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '12 Kids List
“Personal Effects portrays a teenager dealing with the loss of his brother who was killed in Iraq. Matt and his father are each dealing with the loss in different ways, making it hard for Matt to come to terms with T. J.'s death. Increasingly, Matt becomes obsessed with questions about his brother's past. In learning more about T. J., Matt grows and matures. This is a powerful book, full of many timely issues.”
-- Sue Richardson, Maine Coast Book Shop, Inc., Damariscotta


Seventeen-year-old Matt Foster thought that if he could only get his hands on his brother s stuff from Iraq, he d be able to make sense of his death. He wasn t expecting T.J. s personal effects to raise even more questions about his life.

Now, even if it means pushing his dad over the edge

even if it means losing his best friend

even if it means getting expelled from school

Matt will do whatever it takes to find out the truth about his brother s past.

With compassion, humor, and a compelling narrative voice, E. M. Kokie explores grief and self-discovery in this powerful first novel.


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