Missing Tyler

Missing Tyler

by Tamara Palmer

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Overview

Summer break has just begun and Kit Carlin is on her way to a funeral - to bury her twin brother. Kit has to find a way to put the broken puzzle of her life back together following Tyler's death.
She navigates through grief and family trauma by finding support in unexpected places, and in a growing understanding of what comes after life.
There's laughter and tears, summer beach time on the New Jersey shore, and the complicated "rollercoaster" of young love, jealousy, and sex.
The joys and pains of Kit's fifteenth summer lead her through a unique journey of recovery and self-discovery - and leave her changed forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542884709
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/27/2017
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tamara Palmer knew she was going to be a writer before she could even write. She would play elaborate dramas out with her Barbies for days, even weeks, on end. As she got older, the stories made their way onto a typewriter. Tamara obtained a BA in English/Creative Writing from Eastern Illinois University, and has had a handful of short stories and essays published online and in print. Tamara blogs frequently for the career advisement business she founded in 2012, greyzone. "Missing Tyler" is her first novel. She lives just outside Chicago with her husband, daughter, and assortment of pets.

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Missing Tyler 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
The book begins shortly after Kit's twin brother Tyler is killed while riding his bike. Kit reminisces about their childhood antics, most of these shared with Tyler's best friend Brandon, who is now her only source of comfort. Without her twin, Kit feels like she has lost part of herself. She also feels like she's lost her parents. Her father prefers Brandon's company to her own, while her mother is intent on getting revenge against the man who was driving the car that killed Tyler. On top of that, her dad starts staying out late and drinking, and her family is slowly falling apart. In between visits to a grief therapist, her first job, a hot crush, a new friendship, parties, drinking, and sexual encounters, Kit starts writing to her dead brother in a journal. It's going to be a long, hot summer. This is a heartbreaking portrait of a young girl's grief for her twin and the impact his death has on the whole family. The author realistically portrays the characters, their emotions, dialogue, and interactions. This book provides a good starting point to discuss drinking, sex, and death with teenagers. Highly recommended. Warnings: underage drinking, sexual references, sex scenes (not overly graphic), coarse language. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post (11 September): https://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2017/09/missing-tyler-by-tamara-palmer.html