SUMMARY ↠ Zoe Letting Go


SUMMARY ↠ Zoe Letting Go á ➸ [Read] ➳ Zoe Letting Go By Nora Price ➽ – A girl's letters to her best friend reveal two lives derailed by anorexia in this haunting debut that's Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls meets The Sixth Sense Zoe knows she doesn’t belong in a ho A girl's letters to her best Narrative unfolds The hidden story of a complicated friendship of the choices we make the truths we tell others and the lies we tell ourselves The story of a friendship that has the potential to both save and damage beyond repair And Zoe finds she must confront the truth about her past once and for all before she can finally let go Nora Price’s debut novel is a heart wrenching meditation on the bonds of friendship with a gripping psychological twi. Really just an example of people who should not be allowed to run an eating disorder facility or any other psychiatric facility for that matterTbh I'm not convinced the author did any research before writing this


A girl's letters to her best friend reveal two lives derailed by anorexia in this haunting debut that's Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls meets The Sixth Sense Zoe knows she doesn’t belong in a hospital so why is she in one  Twin Birch isn’t just any hospital It’s a strange mansion populated by unnerving staff and glassy eyed patients It’s a place for girls with serious problems skinny spindly girls who have a penchant Zoe Letting PDF for. I don’t know where I got this one or where I even heard about it but it is highly likely that I was suckered in by the blurb Stick “haunting” in your cover copy and this sucker is likely to buy it A girl's letters to her best friend reveal two lives derailed by anorexia in this haunting debut Zoe knows she doesn’t belong in a hospital—so why is she in oneMaybe I’ve read too many books or maybe I’ve developed a super smart brain in my old age hey it could happen but I think I know how the major plot twist is going to turn out I hope I’m wrong I’d rather be wrong than to predict the twisty twist before I even get to page 50Here’s the uickie synopsis Zoe finds herself being driven to some sort of recovery center by her mom She has no idea why She doesn’t have any problems reuiring recovery so says she if only to herself But does Zoe ask why any of this happening No sirree She sits there passively letting whatever will happen just happen She has no fight in her What kind of teenager is this and why couldn’t I have given birth to two of them Just kidding kids if you’re reading this ; So mom leaves with nary a word and Zoe is left with three staff members the owner a chef and the counselor and five painfully thin and mostly unfriendly girls The staff takes her phone and cuts off her access to the outside world Still continuing in Zoe fashion she asks no uestions of the staff or the other girls and instead steals a brochure of the facility to find out Because why do things the simple way right The brochure of course is vague so Zoe just goes with the flow wondering why she’s there and why she’s being forced to eat mounds of food She knows she has some food uirks but she’s clearly not as troubled as the other girls She spends her free time wracked with anxiety and writing journal entries and letters to her best friend EliseThe story is told through these letters and journal entries and Zoe I’m very sad to say does not have a very compelling voice She’s clearly depressed extremely passive and an unreliable narrator and though the story was well written her voice didn’t always feel authentically teen to me She uses words I had to look up not that that’s saying much Instead of being properly nosy and asking all of the uestions that were bugging me Zoe spends a lot of time musing on the preparation of food the eating of the food and even going so far as writing down entire recipes I really wasn’t looking for an earthy crunchy cookbook with a big helping of sadness when I picked up this story but that’s pretty much what I got Though the story was readable I just didn’t find it all that haunting in any sort of emotional way and that was a problem Perhaps my heart is all dried up I won’t argue with you there but I didn’t feel much while reading Everyone was just sort of meandering about doing their jobs and doing what they were told to do to get better but I never felt emotional for any of them I only kept going to see if I was right about that twisty twist ending Excuse me a moment while I gear myself up for telling you about that So as you’ve probably guessed I didn’t peek at the end but I should’ve I would’ve saved myself many hours of precious and hard to come by reading time Much to my dismay 2 12 Stars

Nora Price ☆ 1 SUMMARY

Zoe Letting GoHarming themselves Zoe isn’t like them And she can’t figure out why she was sent here Writing letters to her best friend Elise keep her sane grounded in the memories of her past but mired in them too Elise never writes back Zoe is lost without her unsure of how to navigate tenuous new friendships and bizarre rules without Elise by her side But as her letters intertwine with journal entries chronicling her mysterious life at Twin Birch another. Judged by Cover Subtlety is Key First let's take the time to give the cover designer a round of applause for NOT chopping of the poor model's body Good jobFor a uick glance the cover might not appear that extraordinary In fact it may even get you to start worrying that it's time for yet another appointment to the optometrist At a second glance though the cover makes you think of a photograph that someone crumpled up and threw away Any design with that much though but not shoving it in the reader's face is superbWhat's UpIt's not a hospital a spa or an institution That's what they told me that's what the brochures promisedBut no matter what the brochures promised Zoe finds that Twin Birch is a place for girls with a penchant for harming themselves Through journal entries and letters to her best friend Elise she tries to understand why she was brought there and how she could possibly belong in a place like this But Zoe's letters to Elise remain unanswered She wonders why her best friend would cut her off without a word reliving memory after memory of their beautiful rocky inescapable friendship But everyone has secrets including Zoe and as her own fragile mental state hangs in the balance she must finally learn to come to terms with what happened to Elise before she's able to let goAdapted from the Goodreads synopsis Time Of Day Erm Ah But HuhThe point of the way the book is written is that it's almost impossible to get a handle on who Zoe really is Even in her own writing she's evasive and cagey It's impossible to figure out who she really is until the last few pages Sometimes characters aren't meant to be liked They're not meant to be identified with They are meant to show us a different world or increase sympathy though And it takes a good writer to even attempt that Head Over Heels Nuanced or NothingOne line ONE LINE That's the only hint at a romantic relationship in this book Bonus Features LettersI'm a bit biased here but I feel as if actual written letters are going out of style with texting There's something romantic about getting a letter in the mail I save things like that Plus the letters give insight into who Zoe and Elise were as people not to mention giving some break at the end of each narrative chapterSecretsThere's something oddly alluring about having a secret dangled just in front of you It's a driving force behind what keeps us reading a novel we want to know what is just out of sightKeeping the reader interested AND not confusing the heck out of them That's talentAnti Bonus Features Told Ya' SoThere's a fine line between giving the reader adeuate foreshadowing and making the ending completely obviousUnfortunately it differs for everyoneFinal Flavor GumThis book was well written and had a considerably strong start Half way through though it seemed to peter out The writing was still superb but it lacked the strong or mysterious plot it has in the beginning It lost it's flavor