Savitri, Holly, and Corey are best friends, have been for pretty much forever. Then one night Corey – Sav’s long-term boyfriend and Holly’s twin brother – is murdered, seemingly at random. Sav struggles to move forward, rejecting the college she long dreamed of in order to stay in Chicago with Holly. Holly, on the other hand, struggles with a life that seems to no longer be in her control while clinging to the desperate belief that there is some way to bring Corey back. As Sav tries to smooth out a friendship that has suddenly gone jagged around the edges, Holly continues to slip away into the fantasies of her own mind. When can a friendship be saved? When is it time to let go?
Swati Avasthi’s Chasing Shadows is a gripping novel that teens will be drawn to. With sections of graphics interspersed between intense storyline, this book is hard to put down. The characters are relatable, and illustrations help readers picture what is going on, both in their real lives and in Holly’s head. Teens won’t want to miss this one.
|Author||Swati Avasthi, Craig Phillips, Illustrator|
|Page Count||320 pages|
|Publisher||Knopf Books for Young Readers|
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