The Girl in the Well Is Me
A hilarious and heartwrenching story about a bullied girl whose search for a new beginning takes a dire wrong turn. Newcomer Kammie Summers has fallen into a well during a (fake) initiation into a club whose members have no intention of letting her join. Now Kammie’s trapped in the dark,... show more
A hilarious and heartwrenching story about a bullied girl whose search for a new beginning takes a dire wrong turn. Newcomer Kammie Summers has fallen into a well during a (fake) initiation into a club whose members have no intention of letting her join. Now Kammie’s trapped in the dark, growing increasingly claustrophobic, and waiting to be rescued—or possibly not. As hours pass, the reality of Kammie’s predicament mixes with her memories of the highlights and lowlights of her life so far, including the reasons her family moved to this new town in the first place. And as she begins to run out of oxygen, Kammie starts to imagine she has company, including a French-speaking coyote and goats that just might be zombies. Karen Rivers has created a unique narrator with an authentic, sympathetic, sharp, funny voice who tells a story perfect for fans of Flora and Ulysses, Reign Rein, and Counting by 7s. The Girl in the Well Is Me will have readers laughing and crying and laugh-crying over the course of its physically and emotionally suspenseful, utterly believable events.
Publish date: 2016-03-15
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
The whole thing feels like a prank at first, like something they planned -- a joke with a punch line. - first line Lying turns your soul into something small and dry and hard, like an old raisin you find in your book bag squashed under a book you on-purpose-forgot to return to your old school li...
Ok, I am going to do a few different things with this review. First, I am going to cut any suspense and tell you straight out, I loved this book. Now love is a weird thing, because this is a very sad, moving, terrible story, and for the most part, a lot of it is not enjoyable to read. But, Rivers ...
The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers Published by Alqonquin Young Readers on 15 March 2016 Genres: Children's Lit, Contemporary Pages: 224 Format: eARC Source: Netgalley Reading Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge Longing to be one of the popular girls in her new town, Kammie Summers has...
Where was Lassie? Lassie always helps people in difficult situations and she definitely was in such a situation right now. She believed that no one was going to save her, she believed that the horrific smell that filled her small space was the smell of death and that it came from the misfortunes of ...