Save Yourself (Paperback)
I have never been disappointed by Kelly Braffet. I loved Josie and Jack, as well as ,Last Seen Leaving. Her newest novel, Save Yourself, is another great work of terrible beauty. SaveYourselfinserts us into the lives of sisters Layla and Vernaas we follow them from a world of hippie turned born-again parents, into a world of dysfunctional families, troubled friends and vicious peers. Her vivid dialogue will keep you hanging on every word. A truly captivating summer read!— From Susan Recommends
A gripping novel full of suspense and pathos that Dennis Lehane calls an "electrifying, tomahawk missile of a thriller." Patrick Cusimano's father killed a boy while driving drunk. Now Patrick is working at a grubby convenience store, and he and his brother, Mike, are the town pariahs. Caro, Mike's girlfriend, is running from her own painful past, with no idea what she's running toward. Layla Elshere is a goth teenager who befriends Patrick for reasons he doesn't understand and doesn't trust. And Layla's little sister, Verna, tortured by her classmates, finds unlikely solace with Layla's dark tribe of outcasts. As their fates become entwined, everyone is set down a terrifying and twisted path--leading them all toward a collision where loyalties will be betrayed, fears exposed, and lives shattered. Now with Extra Libris material, including recommended reading and bonus content.
About the Author
KELLY BRAFFET is the author of Josie and Jack and Last Seen Leaving. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University, where she received her MFA. Kelly lives in upstate New York with her husband, the writer Owen King.