The author of the beloved Love Letters to the Dead returns with a parallel story of a mother and daughter each at age seventeen. Marilyn's tale recounts the summer she fell in love and set out on her own path. Angie's story is about her search for her unknown father.This sweeping multi-generational love story introduces readers to mother-and-daughter pair Marilyn and Angie. To seventeen-year-old Angie, who is mixed-race, Marilyn is her hardworking, devoted white single mother. But Marilyn was once young, too. When Marilyn was seventeen, she fell in love with Angie's father, James, who was African-American. But Angie's never met him, and Marilyn has always told her he died before she was born. When Angie discovers evidence of an uncle she's never met she starts to wonder: What if her dad is still alive, too? So she sets off on a journey to find him, hitching a ride to LA from her home in New Mexico with her ex-boyfriend, Sam. Along the way, she uncovers some hard truths about herself, her mother, and what truly happened to her father....
|Title||:||In Search Of Us|
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In Search Of Us Reviews
I wasn't ready for something so beautiful.
Told in two timelines, we follow Marilyn's romance with her neighbor, who is a black boy, while she struggles to follow her mother's dream and bear with her uncle's addiction to gambling. And we also follow her daughter's search for her father eighteen years later, having been lied to a whole life Angie comes across an article on her uncle, who was supposedly dead. Now she has a chance to travel all the way to LA, even if she has to beg her ex-boyfriend ...more
La storia parla di due ragazze: Angie che ha diciassette anni ed è alla ricerca di risposte sul suo passato e Marylin, sua madre, che a soli diciassette anni ha incontrato il suo grande amore. Due vite, due racconti in parallelo che mostrano due generazioni unite e divise al tempo stesso. La storia è unica e profondamente emozionante, mi sono ritrovata in lacrime a girare le pagine mentre si alternavano passato e presente.
Ava Dellaira fa un incredibile lavoro nel costruire questo parallelismo e ...more
“The funny thing about beauty, James writes, is that in no way does its presence negate the truth of suffering, of injustice, of pain, but it does stand stalwart in its own right, as its own truth.”
This was my first book by Dellaria and I actually quite enjoyed it, when I went into it I wasn't sure what to expect but I really liked it, the writing was really good, I found I struggled to put it down at times because it just flowed so well. My favourite thing about this whole book that it was se ...more
I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. I fell in love with Dellaira’s writing from the first time I read Love Letters to the Dead, and I’ve read it several times since. I was so excited to get a copy of her new book!
Angie has never known her father. Raised by a single mother, Marilyn, who would do anything for her, she still feels as though an important part of herself is missing. Her dad was African Amer ...more
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Actual Rate 3.5
Ava's (author of Love Letters to the Dead) new book was released in México and other Latin-America countries first. It'll be out in the USA (and the rest of the world, I guess) next month and you should definitely read it then.
In Search Of Us is Angie's story, she's an African-American seventeen-year-old girl who grew up without a father. Her mother, a white woman, has never been able to tell her much about him without crying.
When Angie finds out a picture of he ...more
i would recommend this book 100% i loved every minute from start to finish. There was so much going on , I loved the way the story was two different perspectives the mother when she was 17 and then her daughter when she was 17. It was beautifully written. I loved all the characters within the story each one had there own personality. I felt when reading the story that i was there and that the author painted a picture when telling the story it was so visual when i was reading the book i could see ...more
I finally finished this book after it took me so long to read. But in a way, I'm glad I pushed through it.
Actual Rating: 3.75/5
If you guys are looking to read a fluffy, lighthearted book, then this is not the one for you. And that’s because this book truly broke my heart. I actually had to put the book down for a while because it was quite the heavy read and I wasn’t in the mood for something so heartbreaking. Eventually, I knew it was time to finish it as I have been reading it f ...more
Actual rating 3.5
I admit, I wasn't the biggest fan of Dellaira's previous work Love Letters to the Dead - the idea was stellar, the execution meh. Thankfully, this wasn't the case with In Search of Us.
This is a tale of a multigenerational conflict, told in a compelling dual POV - one is Angie, an African-American teen, the other Marylin, a white woman and Angie's mother. The story jumps back and forth between Marilyn in her teens as she falls in love with Angie's father James, and Angie living i ...more