The First Time She Drowned

The First Time She Drowned

Book - 2016
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Committed to a mental hospital against her will for something she claims she did not do, Cassie O'Malley signs herself out against medical advice when she turns eighteen and tries to start over at college, until her estranged mother appears, throwing everything Cassie believes about herself into question.
Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9780399171031
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: 1st time she drowned


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Free of the mental institution where she spent the last two years, Cassie just wants to start over, but her unhealthy relationship with her mother threatens to destroy her new life.

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SPPL_Violet Mar 18, 2018

"Part of being healthy is being able to hold and remember who people actually are instead of who we wish they were. It's a daily struggle against a brain that tends to want to cling to fairy-tale hope, but it's also the only way to guarantee a life surrounded by those who build rather than destroy."


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