Who I was with her

Nita Tyndall

Book - 2020

"When Corrine Parker's girlfriend dies in a car accident Corrine struggles to come to terms with her grief and whether she is ready to come out as bisexual"--

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION/Tyndall Nita
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Subjects
Genres
Young adult fiction
Published
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2020]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
339 pages ; 22 cm
Audience
Ages 14 up.
Grades 10-12.
ISBN
9780062978387
0062978381
Main Author
Nita Tyndall (author)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 9 Up—Although she's in love with a rival school's cross country team captain, high school senior Corinne Parker isn't ready to be out as bisexual to her classmates and family. Too concerned about others' opinions and expectations, she feels trapped in a specific role she's learned to embody as a perfect athlete and student. She excels at school and runs track, dates popular boys, and even chooses her clothes in order to fit the mold of who she thinks the needs to be. Corinne's sexuality is a secret, so when her girlfriend dies suddenly in a tragic accident, she has no one to turn to for help. The story of Corinne's developing relationship with Maggie and the grief of the months following her death unfold in chapters that alternate between past and present, slowly filling in details—remembering the track meets Corinne spends chasing behind a talented athlete with a green scrunchie, awkward yet delightful first dates, planning together for college applications. In the aftermath of Maggie's death, Corinne only sees one real outlet—Maggie's ex-girlfriend Elissa. Debut author Tyndall captures Corinne's often overwhelming feelings of grief and isolation with writing that feels at the edge of panic and despair, and will resonate with teen readers who have experienced similar feelings of disconnectedness. Main characters are white, and several secondary characters are described as having dark skin. VERDICT This will be a popular addition to realistic fiction collections or appeal to readers who devour romances served with a side of intense angst. Recommend to fans of Nina LaCour and John Green's Looking for Alaska.—Erin Downey, Boise School District, ID Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"When Corrine Parker's girlfriend dies in a car accident Corrine struggles to come to terms with her grief and whether she is ready to come out as bisexual"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Secretly dating a rival team captain, a cross-country runner who is not yet ready to come out hides her heartbreak when her girlfriend dies suddenly, a loss that leads to support from an unexpected source. A first novel. 40,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"A beautiful, poised, and thought-provoking debut about love, loss, coming out, and discovering living life on your own terms." 'New York Times bestselling author Kathleen GlasgowThere are two things that Corinne Parker knows to be true: that she is in love with Maggie Bailey, the captain of the rival high school's cross-country team and her secret girlfriend of a year, and that she isn't ready for anyone to know she's bisexual.But then Maggie dies, and Corinne quickly learns that the only thing worse than losing Maggie is being left heartbroken over a relationship no one knows existed. And to make things even more complicated, the only person she can turn to is Elissa'maggie's ex, and the single person who understands how Corinne is feeling.As Corinne struggles to make sense of her grief and what she truly wants out of life, she begins to have feelings for the last person she should fall for. But to move forward after losing Maggie, Corinne will have to learn to be honest with the people in her life...starting with herself.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

"A beautiful, poised, and thought-provoking debut about love, loss, coming out, and discovering living life on your own terms." —New York Times bestselling author Kathleen GlasgowThere are two things that Corinne Parker knows to be true: that she is in love with Maggie Bailey, the captain of the rival high school's cross-country team and her secret girlfriend of a year, and that she isn't ready for anyone to know she's bisexual.But then Maggie dies, and Corinne quickly learns that the only thing worse than losing Maggie is being left heartbroken over a relationship no one knows existed. And to make things even more complicated, the only person she can turn to is Elissa—Maggie's ex, and the single person who understands how Corinne is feeling.As Corinne struggles to make sense of her grief and what she truly wants out of life, she begins to have feelings for the last person she should fall for. But to move forward after losing Maggie, Corinne will have to learn to be honest with the people in her life...starting with herself.