For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. See the line-up of incredible Canadian literary talent at The Word On The Street Saskatoon Sunday, September 24, 2017.
In Me (and) Me by Alice Kuipers, tragedy strikes on Lark’s seventeenth birthday — Alec, her date, and Annabelle, her former babysitting charge, are drowning. She can save only one of them. “A book about grief that comes disguised as a fast-paced, compulsively readable novel about first love, song writing, and learning parkour” (Quill and Quire).
It’s Lark’s seventeenth birthday, and although she’s hated to be reminded of the day ever since her mom’s death three years ago, it’s off to a great start. Lark has written a killer song to perform with her band, the weather is stunning and she’s got a date with gorgeous Alec. The two take a canoe out on the lake, and everything is perfect—until Lark hears the screams. Annabelle, a little girl she used to babysit, is drowning in the nearby reeds while Annabelle’s mom tries desperately to reach her.
Alice Kuipers is the award-winning, bestselling author of four previous novels, Life on the Refrigerator Door, The Worst Thing She Ever Did, 40 Things I Want to Tell You and The Death of Us, and two picture books. Her work has been published in twenty-nine countries. She lives in Saskatoon.
Children’s and Young Adult: (Saskatoon, SK), Me (and) Me