The Resource What I leave behind, Alison McGhee

What I leave behind, Alison McGhee

Label
What I leave behind
Title
What I leave behind
Statement of responsibility
Alison McGhee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Will spends most of his days the same way: Working at the Dollar Only store, trying to replicate his late father's famous cornbread recipe, and walking the streets of Los Angeles. Will started walking after his father committed suicide, and three years later he hasn't stopped. But there are some places Will can't walk by: The blessings store with the chest of 100 Chinese blessings in the back, the bridge on Fourth Street where his father died, and his childhood friend Playa's house. When Will learns Playa was raped at a party--a party he was at, where he saw Playa, and where he believes he could have stopped the worst from happening if he hadn't left early--it spurs Will to stop being complacent in his own sadness and do some good in the world. He begins to leave small gifts for everyone in his life, from Superman the homeless guy he passes on his way to work, to the Little Butterfly Dude he walks by on the way home, to Playa herself. And it is through those acts of kindness that Will is finally able to push past his own trauma and truly begin to live his life again. Oh, and discover the truth about that cornbread
Summary
Since his father's suicide, Will, sixteen, has mainly walked, worked at Dollar Only, and tried to replicate his father's cornbread recipe, but the rape of his childhood friend shakes things up
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10659007
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGhee, Alison
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 14 up
LC call number
PZ7.M4784675
LC item number
Wh 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
550
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grief
  • Stores, Retail
  • Fathers and sons
  • Rape
  • Suicide
  • Single-parent families
  • Young adult fiction
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Grief
  • Stores (Retail)
  • Fathers and sons
  • Rape
  • Suicide
  • Single-parent families
  • Grief
  • Young adult fiction
  • California
Target audience
adolescent
Label
What I leave behind, Alison McGhee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990803058
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781481476577
Lccn
2017001373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990803058
Label
What I leave behind, Alison McGhee
Publication
Note
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990803058
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781481476577
Lccn
2017001373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990803058

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