undrgrnd Cliquez ici NEWNEEEW nav-sa-clothing-shoes Cloud Drive Photos FIFA16 cliquez_ici Rentrée scolaire Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle cliquez_ici Jeux Vidéo
Learning Not to Drown (English Edition) et plus d'un million d'autres livres sont disponibles pour le Kindle d'Amazon. En savoir plus
  • Tous les prix incluent la TVA.
Il ne reste plus que 1 exemplaire(s) en stock.
Expédié et vendu par Amazon.
Emballage cadeau disponible.
Learning Not to Drown a été ajouté à votre Panier
+ EUR 2,99 (livraison)
D'occasion: Très bon | Détails
Vendu par -betterworldbooks-
État: D'occasion: Très bon
Commentaire: Expedier des Etats-Unis. Distribution privu en 2-3 semaines. Nous proposons la communication par e-mail en francais. Ancien livre de bibliothèque. Peut contenir des étiquettes « de bibliothèque » Condition très bonne pour un livre d'occasion. Usure minime. Sous garantie de remboursement complet. Plus de plus d'un million clients satisfaits! Votre alphabétisation dans le monde achat avantages!
Vous l'avez déjà ?
Repliez vers l'arrière Repliez vers l'avant
Ecoutez Lecture en cours... Interrompu   Vous écoutez un extrait de l'édition audio Audible
En savoir plus
Voir les 3 images

Learning Not to Drown (Anglais) Relié – 1 avril 2014

Voir les formats et éditions Masquer les autres formats et éditions
Prix Amazon Neuf à partir de Occasion à partir de
Format Kindle
"Veuillez réessayer"
"Veuillez réessayer"
EUR 13,53
EUR 3,93 EUR 1,79

Livres anglais et étrangers
Lisez en version originale. Cliquez ici

Offres spéciales et liens associés

Descriptions du produit


Learning Not to Drown

Chapter 1:

Family Skeleton


Skeletons don’t like to stay in closets.

Most families try to lock them tightly away, buried beneath smiles and posed family pictures. But our Family Skeleton follows me closely with his long, graceful stride.

I guess people in my town think they have a pretty clear picture of Skeleton. Their whispers have haunted me most of the seventeen years of my life, stalking me almost as closely as he does: prison, prison, prison. Shame, shame, shame.

They don’t see him like I do. His eye sockets expand and shrink. His cartoon jaw morphs from smiles to frowns, from serious to surprise. He’s at least six feet tall, and when his bones stretch, he can dunk a basketball without his big toe coming off the ground. He’s quite talented.

When he wants to relax, he lounges in a silk smoking jacket with a Cuban cigar and drinks brandy from a warm snifter. He might have a drinking problem, but I don’t want to be presumptuous.

I think Mom, Dad, Peter, and Luke see Skeleton clearly. After all, they are my family. Although I can’t be sure, since Mom and Dad rarely talk about him, and Peter leaves the room whenever he appears.

Skeleton is the constant reminder of the crimes committed by my brother Luke. I’m used to Skeleton’s taunts, his lanky fingers pointing, the click of his bones when he cartwheels across the room. I’m used to him reminding me he will always be a part of my life story. He will always be there to warn that every action has a reaction, every crime has a consequence.

And the more he hangs around, the more my reputation decays.

Skeleton didn’t always exist—our family photo album shows me what reality was like before he started to appear. But I was too young then to own that memory now, a pre-Skeleton memory. My reality, my memories are like spinning pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that never make a complete picture.

And I can’t help but think, maybe, if Skeleton would go away, we could have perfect again.

Revue de presse

"Learning Not to Drown is a courageous, nuanced, and accurate look at the struggled faced by families living with incarcerated loved ones. Anna Shinoda's deeply informed story is not to be missed." - Dr. Drew of Loveline, HLN, and Celebrity Rehab

Détails sur le produit

  • Relié: 352 pages
  • Editeur : Atheneum Books for Young Readers (1 avril 2014)
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 1416993932
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416993933
  • Dimensions du produit: 14 x 3 x 21 cm
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 2.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
  • Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon: 156.665 en Livres anglais et étrangers (Voir les 100 premiers en Livres anglais et étrangers)
  •  Souhaitez-vous compléter ou améliorer les informations sur ce produit ? Ou faire modifier les images?

En savoir plus sur l'auteur

Découvrez des livres, informez-vous sur les écrivains, lisez des blogs d'auteurs et bien plus encore.

Dans ce livre

(En savoir plus)
Parcourir les pages échantillon
Couverture | Copyright | Extrait
Rechercher dans ce livre:

Commentaires en ligne

2.0 étoiles sur 5
5 étoiles
4 étoiles
3 étoiles
2 étoiles
1 étoiles
Voir le commentaire client
Partagez votre opinion avec les autres clients

Commentaires client les plus utiles

Par Miawka TOP 500 COMMENTATEURS le 23 août 2014
Format: Relié
Je suis vraiment déçue par ce livre dont le sujet pourtant, semblait prometteur. On s'ennuie rapidement et on finit par craquer et feuilleter pour savoir la fin, attendue. Dommage.
Remarque sur ce commentaire Avez-vous trouvé ce commentaire utile ? Oui Non Commentaire en cours d'envoi...
Merci pour votre commentaire. Si ce commentaire est inapproprié, dites-le nous.
Désolé, nous n'avons pas réussi à enregistrer votre vote. Veuillez réessayer

Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 20 commentaires
8 internautes sur 8 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Powerful 1 avril 2014
Par Sara - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle
Clare has spent her entire life living in the shadow of her brother Luke's reputation. For years, he's been in and out of jail on various drug charges and, every time he's out, he promises things will be different, but Clare knows better than most that even prison can't banish the monster that is addiction. Despite everything Luke has put her family through, Clare's parents constantly defend him, no matter his sins. To add insult to injury, Clare and her brother Peter are constantly measured against Luke and, in their parents' eyes, always found lacking. Still, Clare loves her brother and believes this time, things might be different.

When truths about Luke's crimes surface and he finds himself, once again, on the wrong side of the law, this time putting Clare's future at risk, Clare must make a decision that might haunt her forever: turn her back on Luke and her parents or sacrifice herself and her future for family. Tackling drug addiction, family skeletons, and the necessity of breaking free of damaging familial relationships, LEARNING NOT TO DROWN is a debut novel that burns with an intensity readers won't soon forget.

It's difficult to succinctly mention the many issues Anna Shinoda takes on in LEARNING NOT TO DROWN. Which, I suppose, is understandable, because drug addiction, a family member going to prison, secrets, and lies all create a ripple effect that's impossible to simplify. Shinoda attempts to understand and create a picture of these effects with LEARNING NOT TO DROWN and have to say, she does a remarkable job. The issues that Clare is dealing with - judgment from her peers because of who her brother is, unrealistic expectations from her parents, doubting her ability to judge someone's character (after truths are revealed about her brother's crimes), etc - have the ability to decimate a person, but Clare is resilient and is determined to overcome the cards she's been dealt. Clare's strength shines in the bleak landscape her family has allowed her world to become, making her growth and successes an inspiration.
6 internautes sur 6 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Great Debut Novel by Anna Shinoda 2 avril 2014
Par George Hillinger - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
A well written novel about a girl coming to terms with her family demons, the largest one being a brother who she loves that is constantly in and out of prison. Shinoda does a wonderful job of character development and creates a story that we all can relate to on one level or another; family tension and the struggles that it creates growing up.
2 internautes sur 2 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Realistic YA Fiction... 7 avril 2014
Par The Life & Times of a Book Addict - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle
I sort of felt like I knew where the story was going to go before I started it, I just didn’t know all of the particulars. Even so, the story still found a way to grab me.

Learning Not to Drown is told from Clare’s point of view and occasionally there are flashbacks to Clare’s past. Memories of times shared with her oldest brother Luke whom she adored at the time. Memories of incidents occurring that forever change her family’s life. A life that is now somewhat tainted because of the actions of Luke.

Luke is Clare’s older brother; he has made some particularly bad decisions and has had to pay for them. On more than one occasion. He never seems to learn his lesson. He is constantly in and out of trouble.

Clare is a hardworking prized student; she is awarded scholarships and can basically go to almost any college of her choosing. She is a good kid. Yet her parents, more so her mom than her dad, treats her and her other brother Peter as if they were the ones who kept doing bad things.

Her parents are…unbelievable is the only word I can think of at the moment. The way her mom dotes on Luke so, even after everything he has done is crazy. I wished I could understand their logic.

The more her mom kept trying to help Luke and wanting him to change, the more it made me hope for Clare. Hope that she would be able to stand up for herself and step away from the shadow and skeletons of her brother/family and start fresh.

At times when I was reading it, I wasn’t exactly sure how I felt about it. Overall I ended up liking it. I liked seeing Clare’s internal struggle with her family. How when she felt like she couldn’t go home, she had some good friends who actually cared about her. I wasn’t kept on the edge of my seat or anything, but I did find the story to be realistic, emotional, and interesting. I think the author did a nice job of trying to tie several serious topics together like drugs, family secrets, and lies to create a unique and realistic story.

**I received this book on behalf of the Publisher in exchange for nothing but my honest opinion.**
1 internautes sur 1 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Gripping 25 avril 2014
Par Gina - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
We often hear the term career criminals. We don't really have much compassion for them and just want to lock them up and throw away the key. Some do some pretty horrendous crimes.

What we don't do is stop to think about the family they leave behind.
That is exactly what this book is about. Luke is a what they consider a career criminal. He has been in and out of jail since he was a teenager. His parents have always been on his side 100%, no matter what. Luke has a younger brother and sister that are often emotionally put aside for Luke's needs by their parents.

The main character in this book is Claire. She grows up with her oldest brother in and out of jail. She was not told until she was 17 what crimes Luke the brother she looks up to, actually committed.

This book touches on emotions, feelings and situations we don't really think about when we think of criminals. I felt myself feeling sorry for the family not for Luke. Luke choose to do these things, his family did not.

This is the debut novel by this author. I loved it and hope she writes more. I read this book in 2 days. I just couldn't put it down. I give it a 5 out of 5.
compelling 2 avril 2015
Par Mrs. C - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Does everyone have a family skeleton? Clare’s is visible, at least to her. He’s been a part of her life since she was six. She doesn’t like to think about him, and there are a few places he won’t show up, but he’s with her most of the time. Clare learning to live with, and from, a family skeleton, forms the bones of this book. She learns to be strong, make decisions for herself, separate from her family, and advocate for herself. I really like this as a strong coming of age novel. Close reading is needed as the books switches between the past and the present, but it’s labeled in the chapter headings.

As for the plot, some of it is a mystery, such as why Luke, her oldest brother, isn’t home most of the time. Clare loves him, writes to him, and saves the letters he writes back. She knows most of the town’s people don’t like him, and her other brother, Peter, is afraid of him, but when Luke is around, he takes care of her. All she knows is “He was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” according to her mother. But how can that happen so often? And why does it feel like Mother will choose Luke over her other children?
Ces commentaires ont-ils été utiles ? Dites-le-nous


Souhaitez-vous compléter ou améliorer les informations sur ce produit ? Ou faire modifier les images?