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The Resource The Memory of Light

The Memory of Light

Label
The Memory of Light
Title
The Memory of Light
Statement of responsibility
Francisco X. Stork
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Vicky Cruz wakes up in the Lakeview Hospital Mental Disorders ward, she knows one thing: After her suicide attempt, she shouldn't be alive. But then she meets Mona, the live wire; Gabriel, the saint; E.M., always angry; and Dr. Desai, a quiet force. With stories and honesty, kindness and hard work, they push her to reconsider her life before Lakeview, and offer her an acceptance she's never had. But Vicky's newfound peace is as fragile as the roses that grow around the hospital. And when a crisis forces the group to split up, sending Vicky back to the life that drove her to suicide, she must try to find her own courage and strength. She may not have them. She doesn't know. Inspired in part by the author's own experience with depression, The Memory of Light is the rare young adult novel that focuses not on the events leading up to a suicide attempt, but the recovery from one — about living when life doesn't seem worth it, and how we go on anyway."
Summary
When Victoria Cruz wakes up in the psychiatric ward of a Texas hospital after her failed suicide attempt, she still has no desire to live, but as the weeks pass, and she meets Dr. Desai and three of the other patients, she begins to reflect on the reasons why she feels like a loser compared with the rest of her family, and to see a path ahead where she can make a life of her own
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, 2017.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
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10464549
Cataloging source
BT
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680
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Memory of Light
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:47c220a2-6f82-40a5-937c-030109564402
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780545634021
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Memory of Light
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:47c220a2-6f82-40a5-937c-030109564402
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780545634021
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Effie and Wilton Hebert Public LibraryBorrow it
      2025 Merriman St., Port Neches, TX, 77651, US
      29.981813 -93.955245
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