Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith audiobook

Wild Awake

By Hilary T. Smith
Read by Shannon McManus

Katherine Tegen Books 9780062184689
7.84 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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In Wild Awake, Hilary T. Smith's exhilarating and heart-wrenching YA debut novel, seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd has big plans for her summer without her parents. She intends to devote herself to her music and win Battle of the Bands with her bandmate and best friend, Lukas. Perhaps then, in the excitement of victory, he will finally realize she's the girl of his dreams. But a phone call from a stranger shatters Kiri's plans. He says he has her sister's stuff—her sister, Sukey, who died five years ago. This call throws Kiri into a spiral of chaos that opens old wounds and new mysteries. Like If I Stay and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Wild Awake explores loss, love, and what it means to be alive.

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Summary

Summary

In Wild Awake, Hilary T. Smith's exhilarating and heart-wrenching YA debut novel, seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd has big plans for her summer without her parents. She intends to devote herself to her music and win Battle of the Bands with her bandmate and best friend, Lukas. Perhaps then, in the excitement of victory, he will finally realize she's the girl of his dreams.

But a phone call from a stranger shatters Kiri's plans. He says he has her sister's stuff—her sister, Sukey, who died five years ago. This call throws Kiri into a spiral of chaos that opens old wounds and new mysteries.

Like If I Stay and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Wild Awake explores loss, love, and what it means to be alive.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beautiful and energetic…Smith’s a writer to watch.” Kirkus Reviews
“Believable, worrying, and relatable.” Publishers Weekly
“Most fascinating in this stirring coming-of-age novel are the blurred lines between perception and reality, genius and madness, peace and turmoil. Debut author Smith embraces the complexities of grief, family dynamics, creativity, mental illness, and love and pens them with a thoughtful, subtle hand.” Horn Book Magazine
“Hilary T. Smith’s absorbing debut whispers with mystery, drawing us into a world of dead sisters, family secrets, midnight bicycle rides, music, madness and art—ultimately exploring that most profound mystery of all: love.” Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay and Just One Day

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Author

Author Bio: Hilary T. Smith

Author Bio: Hilary T. Smith

Hilary T. Smith is now a full-time writer and wilderness lover. She wrote various parts of Wild Awake while living in a van, on a houseboat, and in an off-the-grid cabin seven miles from the nearest paved road. By the time you read this, she will probably be living somewhere new.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.84
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English