Zoe Letting Go (Hardcover)

By Nora Price

Razorbill, 9781595144669, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/25/2013)

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When the truth about her past is disclosed the effect works like gangbusters.
New York Times Book Review
A girl's letters to her best friend reveal two lives derailed by anorexia in this haunting debut that's Laurie Halse Anderson's "Wintergirls" meets "The Sixth Sense."
"Zoe knows she doesn t belong in a hospital so why is she in one?"
Twin Birch isn t just any hospital. It's a strange mansion populated by unnerving staff and glassy-eyed patients. It's a place for girls with serious problems; skinny, spindly girls who have a penchant for harming themselves.
Zoe isn t like them. And she can t figure out why she was sent here. Writing letters to her best friend Elise keep her sane, grounded in the memories of her past but mired in them, too. Elise never writes back.
Zoe is lost without her, unsure of how to navigate tenuous new friendships and bizarre rules without Elise by her side. But as her letters intertwine with journal entries chronicling her mysterious life at Twin Birch, another narrative unfolds. The hidden story of a complicated friendship; of the choices we make, the truths we tell others, and the lies we tell ourselves. The story of a friendship that has the potential to both save and damage beyond repair. And Zoe finds she must confront the truth about her past once and for all, before she can finally let go.
Nora Price's debut novel is a heart-wrenching meditation on the bonds of friendship with a gripping psychological twist.

About the Author

Nora Price is the pseudonym for a twenty-three-year-old New York-based writer and journalist.