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    Either the Beginning or the End of the World
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    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2015
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-7483-3
    AR Quiz #: 178198
    AR Points: 7.00
    ATOS Level: 3.90
    Lexile Level: 560
    Pages: 200
    Trim Size: 6 x 9
    Dewey: [Fic]
    Reading Grade Level: 7
    Interest Grade Level: 8-12
    Ages: 13-18
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    DESCRIPTION Terry Farish
    For sixteen years, it's been just Sofie and her father, living on the New Hampshire coast. Her Cambodian immigrant mother has floated in and out of her life, leaving Sofie with a fierce bitterness toward her—and a longing she wishes she could outgrow.

    To me she is as unreliable as the wind.

    Then she meets Luke, an Army medic back from Afghanistan, and the pull between them is as strong as the current of the rushing Piscataqua River. But Luke is still plagued by the trauma of war, as if he's lost with the ghosts in his past. Sofie's dad orders her to stay away; it may be the first time she has ever disobeyed him.

    A ghost can't love you.

    When Sofie is forced to stay with her mother and grandmother while her dad's away, she is confronted with their memories of the ruthless Khmer Rouge, a war-torn countryside, and deeds of heartbreaking human devotion.

    I don't want you for ancestors. I don't want that story.

    As Sofie and Luke navigate a forbidden landscape, they discover they both have their secrets, their scars, their wars. Together, they are dangerous. Together, they'll discover what extraordinary acts love can demand.


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    Book Features
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    About the Author
    Terry Farish has been writing about refugees and immigrants for many years, informed by her early work for the Red Cross in Vietnam. She is also the author of Either the Beginning or the End of the World, and she lives in Kittery, Maine.
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    Awards for this Title
    Julia Ward Howe Book Awards
    Maine Literary Book Award
    Starred Reviews
    School Library Journal
    "Farish's writing is haunting. . . . An excellent choice for readers seeking a less than neatly packaged love story or a glimpse into the complicated lineage of war-torn areas."—starred, School Library Journal
    Other Reviews
    VOYA
    "[This book] moves quickly with well developed characters and fluid dialogue. Farish has written a thoughtful and lyrical novel. Teens desiring a higher work of literature will not be disappointed while reading this."—VOYA
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    "Give this to readers who enjoy sophisticated literary prose and a narrative where love is as strong and complex as the many forces that work against it."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books