Departures

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  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • Departures
  • Lorna Jane Cook
  • English
  • 10 October 2017
  • 0312321287

About the Author: Lorna Jane Cook

Hardcover ñ Departures Epub ´ departures pdf, DeparturesDepartures PDF/EPUBLorna Jane Cook is the author of DEPARTURES, a Booklist Editors Choice Adult Books for Young Adults HOME AWAY FROM HOME, and OUTSIDE WONDERLAND, a Target Emerging Authors selection She has a BA in Sociology and Psychology, and spent several years as a social worker at a runaway shelter, a home for teenage girls, and an emergency services program She also was a legislative assistant for a Congressman in the US House of Representatives Besides writing, she volunteers with a local housing program She is married with two sons and currently resides in western MichiganTo contact her, email info lornajcook.


DeparturesHardcover ñ Departures Epub ´ departures pdf, DeparturesDepartures PDF/EPUBA first novel about the life of a family, seen through the eyes of two teenagers on the brink of adulthood Suzan VanderZee is seventeen and feels herself to be on the verge of something extraordinary But as she looks at her loud, raucous family, it takes all her restraint to keep from running out the door Her fifteen year old brother Evan dreams of travel, but he is mesmerized by the new girl at school Lorna J Cook pulls us so tightly into the heart of the VanderZee clan that we feel like members of the household Departures captures a time in the lives of these two teenagers when the exhilaration and the fear of pending adulthood are virtually indistinguishable.

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10 thoughts on “Departures

  1. Brittany says:

    How I Came To Own This Book A random buy from McNally Robinson when working downtown Again, it had a cool cover.The Plot Think an airier version of American Beauty a portrait of a crumbling family, with a slightly tilted focus on the two older teenaged siblings Over the span of a few weeks each of the six characters in the book intellectual father Malcolm, brooding artiste mom Esme, withdrawn and insightful teen Suzen, angsty dreamer Evan in his pursuit of love, and young uns Aimee and How I Came To Own This Book A random buy from McNally Robinson when working downtown Again, it had a cool cover.The Plot Think an airier version of American Beauty a portrait of a crumbling family, with a slightly tilted focus on the two older teenaged siblings Over the span of a few weeks each of the six characters in the book intellectual father Malcolm, brooding artiste mom Esme, withdrawn and insightful teen Suzen, angsty dreamer Evan in his pursuit of love, and young uns Aimee and Hallie.The Good The Bad This book is another slow burning read the first few sections start out good in wrapping you into the lives of the characters, but the end sort of fizzles out and ispredictable than you d expect which may make itunpredictable I ve lent this book to several people and everyone has enjoyed it, but I can t say anyone has LOVED it.The Bottom Line A slower, family portrait.50 Book Challenge No

  2. Karen says:

    I really enjoyed this book It was another gem blindly plucked from the shelves of Robbins library A story about a family in the Midwest each trying to find their way An academic father, emotionally absent mother, teen sister trying to figure out if she is straight or gay, teen son obsessed with a rebellious new girl in school and the two little sisters one who thinks she is an angel and can fly What captivated me was the interaction among them their connection despite the fact they were al I really enjoyed this book It was another gem blindly plucked from the shelves of Robbins library A story about a family in the Midwest each trying to find their way An academic father, emotionally absent mother, teen sister trying to figure out if she is straight or gay, teen son obsessed with a rebellious new girl in school and the two little sisters one who thinks she is an angel and can fly What captivated me was the interaction among them their connection despite the fact they were all moving in different directions and each fighting a personal battle Isn t that truly the way most families work As a unit but with many moving parts The author write beautifully, with lovely atmospheric description I can remember so much because it was so vivid and strong This was a fun and easy read I plan to readof Cokk s work

  3. J.Elle says:

    July Book 25 This book was told from the perspective of two siblings, Evan and Suzen as they navigate high school and come to terms with themselves and their family Suzen knows her family expects her to go to college, but she dreams of something different Evan longs for adventure overseas Each gets what they long for in the end and something unexpected in the bargain Yeah, yeah, not a great review at all I know I apologize Much like books, not every one is going to be a winner So, if m July Book 25 This book was told from the perspective of two siblings, Evan and Suzen as they navigate high school and come to terms with themselves and their family Suzen knows her family expects her to go to college, but she dreams of something different Evan longs for adventure overseas Each gets what they long for in the end and something unexpected in the bargain Yeah, yeah, not a great review at all I know I apologize Much like books, not every one is going to be a winner So, if my review isn t one, neither was this book However, I m totally in this fantasy type mind set right now, so a book set firmly in reality wasn t exactly my cup of tea If it s yours, by all means, give this a try I suspect you won t think it s half bad

  4. Melanie says:

    Story of a family that seems to be unravelling through most of the story..then in the last few pages it all gets pulled together and tied up neatly in a bow Not really what I expected, but was an ok read Favorite line from the book. above the clouds, the sun is always shining.a way for Malcolm to express to his daughter that no matter what happens in life, he is always going to be there for her.

  5. Kelly McCloskey-Romero says:

    I loved this book It was about ordinary people and their extraordinary feelings, hopes, lives I like the way she portrayed the family, and I was fascinated by the varying narrations of the two children, Suzen and Evan.

  6. Perkimom says:

    Okdidn t keep me up at night

  7. Damaris says:

    very, very slow movinghard to keep interested Aimee seemed the most interesting of all the characters and she was barely in the book.

  8. His says:

    I loved her other books but not this one It didn t grap my attention even after 20 pages.

  9. Caroline Bartels says:

    I realized about 20 pages in that I ve already read this and it wasn t very memorable the first time so I stopped.

  10. ☯Lilbookworm☮ says:

    Mixed feelings about this one So much left unsaid and to wrap up IMO.