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There will come a time, Carrie Arcos

Label
There will come a time
Title
There will come a time
Statement of responsibility
Carrie Arcos
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overwhelmed by grief and guilt after his twin sister Grace's accidental death, seventeen-year-old Mark Santos is persuaded by his best friend to complete the "bucket list" from Grace's journal
Storyline
Tone
Character
Review
  • Gr 9 Up — Mark's grief after the death of his twin sister, Grace, is so intense that he has trouble functioning. Aside from missing her desperately—if your twin dies, are you still a twin?, he wonders—he blames himself for choosing that route to drive, for not being able to avoid the car that hit theirs. The only thing that makes him feel better is visiting the bridge where she died, though he's at least self-aware enough to know that it isn't healthy. When Grace's best friend, Hanna, suggests that the two of them work together to complete Grace's list of things to do this year, which includes such terrifying entries as learning to surf and performing spoken word at a club, he agrees as a way to honor his sister. But his growing feelings for Hanna complicate matters, especially since he has a long way to go before he learns to forgive the other driver—or himself. The protagonist is of Filipino descent, though his culture is not a focal point of the narrative. Libraries looking to diversify their collections might want to pick this up, as will those looking for thoughtful, character-driven stories.—Stephanie Klose , School Library Journal --Stephanie Klose (Reviewed May 1, 2014) (School Library Journal, vol 60, issue 5, p123)
  • Seventeen-year-old Mark isn't the only person grieving the death of his twin sister, Grace, but he has difficulty looking beyond his own pain, guilt, and rage. In a novel about letting go and reconnecting with people, National Book Award finalist Arcos (Out of Reach) delves deeply into her protagonist's emotions and unnerving memory of the car accident that he alone survived. Now a "Twinless Twin," Mark mostly keeps to himself, but risks sharing some of his thoughts with Grace's best friend Hannah. After they discover Grace's list of "Top Five Things to Do This Year," they decide to accomplish the tasks in her honor, a process that pushes their physical limits and leads Mark to better understand his misplaced anger and his sister's secret desires and fears. Meanwhile, his involvement with an artistic group project at school helps him rekindle old passions and regain a sense of purpose. With insight into the various stages of grief and the irrational behaviors that can emerge as a result, the book offers an inspiring account of emotional healing. Ages 14–up. Agent: Kerry Sparks, Levine Greenberg Literary Agency. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed May 19, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 20, p)
  • A sad and sweet story about coming to terms with loss.When his twin sister, Grace, is killed in a car accident, gifted 17-year-old musician Mark is cut adrift. In an honest and contemplative first-person narrative that picks up a few months after her death, Mark tries to figure out how to function again in a world that no longer includes his other half. The relationships that remain—with his estranged mother, his beautiful neighbor, his quirky classmates at the arts magnet school he attends—are sorely tested by his tendency to emotionally shape-shift between ghost and porcupine, but they offer opportunities for him to practice processing his grief with the same persistence and concentration he brings to practicing his bass guitar. There can be no tidy Brady Bunch ending for Mark; his twin will always be missing, and the best he can hope for is to get himself "[o]n [the] way to happy." But inspired by a list of things Grace had hoped to accomplish during their senior year, he ventures out of his introspection to take a few risks and start living again, and in so doing, he achieves a measure of peace. Mark's ethnic identity—he and his family are Filipino—provides cultural texture for the tale.Readers need not have lost someone dear to appreciate Mark's odyssey, as Arcos' compelling and likable characters will draw them in. (Fiction. 12-18)(Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10318659
Cataloging source
DLC
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Arcos, Carrie
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 14 up
LC call number
PZ7.A67755
LC item number
The 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Death
  • Grief
  • Twins
  • Death
  • Grief
  • Twins
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Family life
  • Diaries
  • Filipino Americans
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
There will come a time, Carrie Arcos
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052573300
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
Extent
315 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781442495869
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014002771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)871037222
Label
There will come a time, Carrie Arcos
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052573300
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
Extent
315 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781442495869
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014002771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)871037222

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