A Sliver of Hope by Karla J. Nellenbach
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Release Date: March 25, 2013
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My twin sister was the only person in the world I thought I’d known inside and out. Apparently, I was wrong.
Twin sisters share a unique bond, one that can't be broken by miles, time, or even death. Hannah and Hope Morton are no exception. When Hope takes her own life, Hannah loses a sister and a best friend, a catastrophe she isn't sure she'll survive herself.
With her family in ruins, Hannah is slowly disappearing, drowning in a sea of misery. Even her wild, energetic best friend can't pull her out of her grief. Desperate to help Hannah, her brother comes home from college, bringing his best friend Julian along, the first boy to break Hannah’s heart. None of their efforts are enough to pull Hannah off her self destructive path, though. Julian is the only one who can get through to her, working his way into her frozen soul with cocky remarks and genuine love that warms her from the inside out.
As Hannah works to find answers, she continues to uncover new secrets and people that reveal a side of Hope she had never shared with her twin. Alone now, Hannah must make a decision of her own: move on and start a new life with the people she has left, or let the weight of her grief drag her down with her sister.
Hannah & Hope. (played by Jennifer Lawrence) Main and title characters, Hannah is still reeling from the loss of her twin sister and best friend, Hope.
Julian. (played by Henry Cavill…well, if he was a few years younger) Hannah’s ex-boyfriend. He left Hannah behind last year when he went to college. Now, he’s back and looking to make amends.
Glory. (played by Selena Gomez) Hannah’s bff and sidekick. Glory’s always up for fun, and she’s made it her mission in life to help Hannah through her grief, no matter what it takes.
Doug. (played by Jake Abel) Older brother and Julian’s best friend. Doug worries about Hannah, but he’s also got his plate full with school and his own grief.
Mike. (played by Josh Hutcherson) Julian’s younger brother, and also Hope’s ex-boyfriend. Hannah blames him most of all for Hope’s death…so does he.
Billy. (played by Kellan Lutz) Hope’s super secret boyfriend. When he enters the picture, Hannah’s whole world is turned upside down and she wonders who her sister really was.
Karla J. Nellenbach divides her time between dayjobbing, writing, and indulging in her Winchester (Sam and Dean, that is) obsession. The rest of her day is spent playing butler to a cranky old man masquerading as a housecat and two rambunctious puppies that closely resemble small horses.
Born and raised in the wilds of Michigan, she knows two immutable facts: (1) it is entirely possible to live in a thumb, and (2) you definitely can go home again…you just might not survive the winter. Having resided in the sunscape of Florida for the last decade, she’s still on a quest to see a real live alligator outside of the “petting” zoo.
Giveaway: (5) copies of A Sliver of Hope (Print for US, e-book for INT)