Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner 265 pages

This is a Young Adult novel.  Torrey Grey is a famous internet fashion vlogger.  She has thousands of followers.  Then, one day, her younger sister is killed by a drunk driver, run over in front of the mall where Torrey is trying to get her to video.  Torrey's perfect world implodes.  The family moves from Colorado to Texas and Torrey must try to fit in.  A new school, new friends, all while trying to remain anonymous.  You see, it is all over the internet.  Torrey and her sister having words right before her sister steps into the street.  It makes Torrey look like a monster, and she already has the guilt to go with it. As el Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, draws near, Torrey hears fasinating stories from new friend Luis and his family about this day honoring the dead.  Torrey will have to look inward to see how to mourn her sister, privately, out of the public eye, so that the healing process may begin.

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