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Forward me back to you

by Perkins, Mitali,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Young Adult YA FIC PERKIN
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Collection  Young Adult
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Braddock Carnegie Library Teen Fiction YA F PER
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Teen Fiction
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Green Tree Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA PER
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
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Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y PERKINS MITALI
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Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F PERKINS Mitali
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
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Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Fiction YA FIC PERKI
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA FIC PERKI
Penn Hills Library Youth Y PER
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Collection  Youth
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Sewickley Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA PER
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
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The award-winning author of You Bring the Distant Near explores identity, homecoming, and the legacy of assault in this personal and ambitious new novel. Katina King is the reigning teen jujitsu champion of Northern California, but she's having trouble fighting off the secrets in her past.Robin Thornton was adopted from an orphanage in India and is reluctant to take on his future. If he can't find his roots, how can he possibly plan ahead?Robin and Kat meet in the most unlikely of places--a summer service trip to Kolkata to work with survivors of human trafficking. As bonds build between the travelmates, Robin and Kat discover that justice and healing are tangled, like the pain of their pasts and the hope for their futures. You can't rewind life; sometimes you just have to push play.In turns heart wrenching, beautiful, and buoyant, Mitali Perkins's new novel focuses its lens on the ripple effects of violence--across borders and generations--and how small acts of heroism can break the cycle.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A budding romance, a richly evoked setting, and beautiful intergenerational relationships pepper this story set half in Boston, half in Kolkata, about teens on a church-sponsored trip to assist an anti-human trafficking organization. This is a surprisingly sweet and delicately plotted novel. Kat, a multiethnic California transplant, is finishing her junior year in Boston after experiencing trauma. Indian-born, adopted Robin, whose parents are white, is struggling to reconcile his desi identity. His lifelong friend, Mexican American Gracie, harbors a deep crush and secrets of her own. The teens set foot in Kolkata with heroic aspirations Kat intends to teach martial arts, and Robin has a plan to track down his birth mother but quickly their weeks in India become more about growing as people through hard work, vulnerability, and trust. Perkins' present-tense prose and the use of stage direction-like notations about scene locations work to give the book an ethereal tone, which is in dreamy contrast to the grit and sadness that the characters endure and is more reflective of the overall message of hope, connectedness, and love.--Heather Booth Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Perkins's latest follows alternating protagonists: brown-skinned Kat, a superhero-obsessed, tough-as-nails regional jiujitsu champion and California girl with a single, white-skinned mother; and India-born superhero enthusiast Robin, adopted by wealthy white parents in Boston. After Kat fights off an attempted sexual assault by a popular athlete at school, her mother sends her east to stay with a family friend's great-aunt, Grandma Vee. Kat is angry at the world (at her mom for sending her away, at the "wolf" who attacked her), but when Grandma Vee asks Kat to visit with her friend Robin at her Christian church's youth group, she reluctantly complies. Soon, Kat gets pulled into a trip to fight human trafficking and serve victims in Kolkata-Robin's birthplace. While in India, Robin takes on his birth name, Ravi, and the two face their demons, meet family, make friends, and find the best inside themselves called upon. In fast-moving prose that is layered with emotion-rage, grief, dismay, hope, vulnerability, love-Perkins's novel pulses with heart and questions of identity as well as talk of faith, prayer, God, and social justice. Ages 14-up. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Friendship -- Fiction.
Voluntarism -- Fiction.
Human trafficking -- Fiction.
Adoption -- Fiction.
Kolkata (India) -- Fiction.
India -- Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 415 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780374304928
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