What She Left Behind (Paperback)
Simon Pulse, 9781442439511, 256pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
With each day that passes, Sara's more on edge. Her friends know that something's wrong, but she won't endanger anyone else with her secret. And with her dad growing increasingly violent, Sara must figure out what happened to her mom before it's too late...for them both.
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Praise For What She Left Behind…
"In her debut young adult novel, Bilen takes us into the world of family secrets from a teen’s point of view. The ending includes a twist that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, and yet, once the book is closed, Sara’s story will remain with readers. This is truly a remarkable story of resilience with broad appeal for teens."
--VOYA, April 2012
"Quickly paced and with a dramatic conclusion."
--SLJ, June 2012
"Bilen reveals a chilling picture of domestic violence. Sharp prose and an increasingly tense plot make this debut a page-turner."
--Publishers Weekly (online), June 2012