And Then Things Fall Apart
Keek’s life was totally perfect….Keek and her boyfriend just had their Worst Fight Ever; her best friend heinously betrayed her; her parents are divorcing; and her mom’s across the country caring for her newborn cousin, who may or may not make it home from the hospital. To top it all off, Keek’s... show more
Keek’s life was totally perfect….Keek and her boyfriend just had their Worst Fight Ever; her best friend heinously betrayed her; her parents are divorcing; and her mom’s across the country caring for her newborn cousin, who may or may not make it home from the hospital. To top it all off, Keek’s got the plague. (Well, the chicken pox.) Now she’s holed up at her grandmother’s technologically barren house until further notice. Not quite the summer vacation Keek had in mind.With only an old typewriter and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar for solace and guidance, Keek’s alone with her swirling thoughts. But one thing’s clear through her feverish haze—she’s got to figure out why things went wrong so she can make them right.
Publish date: July 26th 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, High School
, Young Adult Contemporary
I am sorely disappointed. I picked up this book because of the premise. Keek is a writer who is cut off from her friends because she has no Internet access and her cell is broken. That to me was a promise that Keek would be an introspective character with witty or poignant observations to share. No,...
From "Best Kept YA Secrets 2011" www.jenryland.blogspot.com Dec 13, 2011Sylvia Plath. Chicken Pox. An old-fashioned typewriter. This sounds like a party game: pick three things out of a hat and make them into a story. But it works. Keek is quarantined at her grandmother's house with a case of the c...
I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Plath.
Loved this one; a perfect end-of-summer read! Now I just have to go back and reread The Bell Jar so I can enrich my rereading of And Then Things Fall Apart. :) So hard to pick a favorite character in this one...I loved Keek's grandmother and her BFF Nicole, but Ms. Tibensky did a fantastic job givi...
I could never really get into this one. Keek is a soon-to-be sophomore dealing with chicken pox, a dissolving family, lack of technology, and a boyfriend who is tired of not sealing the deal. We're given the story across the days of Keek's illness. Keek finds an old typewriter to use and spends th...