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The shape of thunder

by Warga, Jasmine,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 8 copies
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC WAR
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An extraordinary new novel from Jasmine Warga, Newbery Honor-winning author of Other Words for Home, about loss and healing--and how friendship can be magical.

Cora hasn't spoken to her best friend, Quinn, in a year.

Despite living next door to each other, they exist in separate worlds of grief. Cora is still grappling with the death of her beloved sister in a school shooting, and Quinn is carrying the guilt of what her brother did.

On the day of Cora's twelfth birthday, Quinn leaves a box on her doorstep with a note. She has decided that the only way to fix things is to go back in time to the moment before her brother changed all their lives forever--and stop him.

In spite of herself, Cora wants to believe. And so the two former friends begin working together to open a wormhole in the fabric of the universe. But as they attempt to unravel the mysteries of time travel to save their siblings, they learn that the magic of their friendship may actually be the key to saving themselves.

The Shape of Thunder is a deeply moving story, told with exceptional grace, about friendship and loss--and how believing in impossible things can help us heal.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gun violence isn't a topic that has made its way into many middle-grade novels, though it is a reality that too many American children have had to face, if not directly then nonetheless intrusively when enduring lockdown drills. Warga, in her first book since her Newbery Honor--winning Other Words for Home (2018), wades into the trauma left by a high-school shooting. Seventh graders Cora Hamed and Quinn McCauley had been best friends since they were toddlers, but they haven't spoken since Cora's sister, Mabel, died. Quinn understands--it's her brother Parker's fault that Mabel's gone--but Quinn has an idea that can fix everything: time travel. The catch is she and Cora will have to work together to make it happen. Chapters alternate between Quinn and Cora's perspectives, gradually revealing the details of what happened the day of the shooting, as well as the complex and messy emotional process of grieving in a healthy way. Warga also touches upon hate crimes, white nationalism, and Cora's struggles with her Lebanese American identity. This will spark meaningful discussions."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects School shootings -- Juvenile fiction.
Death -- Juvenile fiction.
Grief -- Juvenile fiction.
Best friends -- Juvenile fiction.
School shootings -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 275 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062956675
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