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Because of the sun

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"An absorbing page-turner, equal parts light and dark, and filled with the sweetest, swooniest ache. Everyone needs to read Jenny Torres Sanchez. Now." --JENNIFER NIVEN, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe From the backyards of suburban Florida to the parched desert of New Mexico, Because of the Sun explores the complexity of family, the saving grace of friendship, and the healing that can begin when the truth is brought to light. Dani learned to tolerate her existence in suburban Florida with her brash and seemingly unloving mother by embracing the philosophy Why care? It will only hurt . So when her mother is killed in a sudden and violent manner, Dani goes into an even deeper protection mode: total numbness. It's the only way she can go on. But when Dani chooses The Stranger by Albert Camus as summer reading for school, it feels like fate. The main character's alienation after his mother's death mirrors her own. Dani's life is thrown into further turmoil when she is sent to New Mexico to live with an aunt she never knew she had. The awkwardness between them is palpable. To escape, Dani takes long walks in the merciless heat. One day, she meets Paulo, who understands how much Dani is hurting. Although she is hesitant at first, a mutual trust and affection develops between them. And as she and her aunt begin to connect, Dani learns about her mother's past. Forgiving isn't easy, but maybe it's the only way to move forward.

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subject_facetAunts -- Fiction
Aunts -- Juvenile fiction
Camus, Albert, -- 1913-1960. -- ´┐ŻEtranger -- Fiction
Family problems -- Fiction
Family problems -- Juvenile fiction
Grief -- Fiction
Grief -- Juvenile fiction
Mothers -- Death -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction
New Mexico -- Fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
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title_displayBecause of the sun
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Because of the sun / Jenny Torres Sanchez
title_shortBecause of the sun
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Camus, Albert
Death
Family problems
Grief
Mothers
Mothers and daughters
Orphans
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Literature