Before We Go

Before We Go

by Amy Bright

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ISBN-13: 9780889954717
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 05/30/2012
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Amy Bright is an essayist, short story writer, and blogger who has lived in Alberta, British Columbia, California, and Florida. She currently lives in Lethbridge, Alberta. She received her BA from Mount Allison University, New Brunswick and her MA from the University of Victoria, BC. Her academic work can be found in the Journal of Children's Literature and Studies in Canadian Literature. Before We Go is Amy's debut novel.


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Before We Go


By Amy Bright

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ISBN: 9780889954717

"Sometimes I want to hit Alex in the shoulder like I used to. With mythumb over my knuckles the way they taught us in gym class. I know theplace where you can hit people that's sort of in between the muscles.It really hurts.
Stuff like that's a game because he's my brother. I mean, I hit himknow and then maybe at dinner he says something at the table like, "HeyMom and Dad, Erin didn't go to school today" and then we'll be evenuntil next time.
We kind of lost that. It's gone because of the bruises and thenosebleeds that he gets when something happens like normal only hisbody thinks he's dying. So I stick out my tongue instead. Alex looks atthe TV and loses his smile because he knows its missing, our usual backand forth."



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