Where I Want to Be

Finalist, National Book Awards 2005 for Young People's Literature

Where I Want to Be by Adele Griffin book cover, 2005
ISBN 9780399237836
Putnam
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A spellbinding book about two very different sisters dwelling on opposite sides of life and death who bravely try to overcome the void and bring light to each other.

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Adele Griffin’s Where I Want to Be introduces us to survivors of sorts months after a fatal crash; younger sister Lily, who although alive, is entombed by grief; Caleb, Lily’s steadfast boyfriend whose oddly colored eyes see beyond darkness; and deceased sister Jane, who clings to existence in being, place and memory. As both worlds, rendered equally real shift, Lily and Jane struggle to release the familiar and move on. This lithe and gorgeous novel deftly blends realm and reality.

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