The Art of Losing

The Art of Losing

A Novel

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At a party Harley Langston discovers her boyfriend, Mike hooking up with her younger sister, Audrey. She abandons them both in a rage, and when Mike drunkenly drives Audrey home, he crashes--and Audrey ends up in a coma. Harley is left with guilt, grief, pain and the undeniable truth that her relatively unscathed ex-boyfriend has a drinking problem. Raf, a neighbor and childhood friend who's recently out of rehab, is still wrestling with his own demons. As Audrey awakens and slowly recovers, Raf starts to show Harley a path forward that she never would have believed possible--one guided by honesty, forgiveness, and redemption.--Adapted from jacket.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781616959876
9781641291040
Branch Call Number: MASON
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 22 cm

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LPL_MaryW Jul 20, 2019

Seventeen-year-old Harley leaves a summer party when she discovers her boyfriend, Mike, and her younger sister, Audrey, hooking up. When Audrey ends up in a coma after a drunk driving accident, Harley is ridden with guilt for abandoning her, especially when she finds out that the driver was Mike. Harley’s resent for her sister’s betrayal fades when, upon awakening, Audrey doesn’t remember what happened. AS Audrey rehabilitates, Harley rekindles a childhood friendship that was broken by substance abuse. With the romance and realness of Rainbow Rowell, The Art of Losing explores what happens when the bond between sisters is tested.

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emmdan
Dec 29, 2018

I received an Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for an honest review!

I do not even know where to begin with this book. This book reminded me so much of myself, not with the drug and alcohol abuse, but with the heavy issues that teens deal with that seem to be pushed under the rug by adults at times. Teens deal with some heavy topics these days.

This book did an amazing job of talking about the topic of teen drug and alcohol abuse that is becoming a major issue in today’s society. When I first went into this book I thought it was going to be about Harley being hung up on all the awful things her ex did to her and how much she hates him. This book is so much more than that.

The characters in this book have their flaws, but they also grow so much along the way. This story was heartbreaking, beautiful and so real and prevalent for today’s society. EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK! 5/5 stars from me!

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