Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

This book is heart breaking. It is so sad, but it is also honest and makes us be honest with ourselves. Corey is coming back to Alaska after the death of her best friend, and she comes to try to understand what happened to her friend. Kyra’s death does not match up with what Corey knows about Lost Creek and the townspeople. But when Corey comes back to Lost Creek, everything is not as it seems and she only has six days to figure it out. I was up reading this late into the night, because it was just so intense and so sad. This really made me confront myself about long distance friendships and also how to be a good friend. Corey tries really hard to be a good friend to Kyra, but she discovers that she wasn’t always able to be the best friend that she wanted. This book opens up so many important discussions about friendship, mental illness and being a bystander. This is such an important, heart wrenching book that I would recommend everyone read.

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