A Void the Size of the Worldby Rachele Alpine
Release Date: June 20th 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publisher: Simon Pulse
A haunting novel about a girl who must face the consequences after her actions indirectly lead to her sister’s disappearance.
Rhylee didn’t mean to kiss her sister’s boyfriend. At least, not the first time. But it doesn’t matter, because her sister, Abby, caught them together, ran into the dark woods behind their house…and never came home.
As evidence mounts that something terrible has happened to Abby, no one wants to face the truth. Rhylee can’t bring herself to admit what she’s done: that she is the reason her sister ran away. Now Tommy, Abby’s boyfriend, is the prime suspect in her disappearance, and Rhylee’s world has been turned upside down. Slowly, Rhylee’s family is breaking—their lives center on the hope that Abby will return. Rhylee knows they need to face the truth and begin healing—but how can they, when moving on feels like a betrayal? And how do you face the guilt of wishing a person gone…when they actually disappear?
Rachele Alpine is a lover of binge watching reality TV, dogs, knitting, gummy peaches, and lots and lots of coffee!
One of her first jobs was at a library, but it didn't last long, because all she did was hide in the third-floor stacks and read. Now she's a little more careful about when and where she indulges her reading habit.
By day she's a high school English teacher, by night she's a mom and wife, and she writes during any time she can find in between!
Rachele lives with her husband and son in Cleveland, Ohio, but dreams of moving back to Boston, the city she fell in love with while attending graduate school there.
Rachele Alpine was kind enough to share a few of her favorite things with us today…
Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
The Great Gatsby (F Scott Fitzgerald)
Prep (Curtis Sittenfeld)
The God of Animals (Aryn Kyle)
Looking for Alaska (John Green)
Where the Wild Things Art (Maurice Sendak)
Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson)
Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)
The Sky is Everywhere (Jandy Nelson)
FAVORITE WAYS TO RELAX
Knitting (it’s my old-lady hobby!)
Binge watching reality TV
Hiking with my family
Reading anything and everything
Trying new coffee shops
Walking and listening to podcasts
FAVORITE SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Eating as much ice-cream as I can!
Cheering on the Cleveland Indians
Visiting the overnight summer camp I used to work at
Sitting on my porch at dusk and reading
Roasting marshmallows and making S’mores
Outdoor concerts (this summer I’m seeing U2 and Billy Joel!)
Sleeping in (since I teach, I have my summers off)
Going to farmer markets
Drinking iced coffee
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