By Cynthia Ayala
The people have spoken! So this month got a heck of a lot more attention then last month. Maybe because of the books or maybe because of interest. Either way it was a good poll to choose the book of the month which is The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter!
Look below for a peek at what the book is about. And, as always, the synopsis is courtesy of Goodreads:
The beautiful struggle of a girl desperate for the one relationship that has caused her the most pain
Cassie O’Malley has spent the past two and a half years in a mental institution—dumped there by her mother, against her will. Now, at 18, Cassie emancipates herself, determined to start over. She attends college, forms new friendships, and even attempts to start fresh with her mother. But before long, their unhealthy relationship threatens to pull Cassie under once again. As Cassie struggles to reclaim her life, childhood memories persist and confuse, and Cassie must consider whose version of history is real, and more important, whose life she must save.
A bold, literary story about the fragile complexities of mothers and daughters and learning to love oneself, The First Time She Drowned reminds us that we must dive deep into our pasts if we are ever to move forward.