The Resource Lily and Taylor, written by Elise Moser, (electronic resource)

Lily and Taylor, written by Elise Moser, (electronic resource)

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Lily and Taylor
Title
Lily and Taylor
Statement of responsibility
written by Elise Moser
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Language
eng
Summary
After her older sister is murdered in a horrific incident of domestic abuse, Taylor begins a new life in a new town. She meets Lily, whose open, warm manner conceals a difficult personal life of her own, coping with her brain-injured mother. The two girls embark on a tentative friendship. But just when life seems to be smoothing out, Taylor's abusive boyfriend, Devon, arrives on the scene, and before they know it, the girls find themselves in a situation that is both scary, and incredibly dangerous. Abetted by Conor, a friend who owes him a favor, Devon takes the girls to a remote cabin. There is no heat, no food, no water. There is a hunting rifle, which Devon uses to intimidate the others. As he becomes increasingly agitated, and Conor threatens to bail, the girls engage in a silent battle of their own. Lily wants to escape, while Taylor feels hopelessly trapped by her relationship with Devon and uses sex and flattery to try to keep the situation calm. The cabin becomes a pressure cooker, filled with tension as the four teenagers wrestle with their anger, fear, resentment and boredom - any one of which could tip the situation into disaster. From the opening moments when Taylor witnesses her sister's autopsy to the final cathartic scene after the two girls have survived their ordeal, the reader is glued to every page of this frank, gripping and beautifully written novel that raises questions for every teenager. Do you need to be a certain way to get a boyfriend? Can someone who loves you also hurt you? How can a million small compromises eat away at who you are? What happens when you don't think you deserve to be treated well? How do you end up in an abusive relationship, and what keeps you there? Elise Moser goes deeply into the hearts and minds of Lily and Taylor, who in the end save each other in unexpected ways
Summary
After her older sister is murdered in a horrific incident of domestic abuse, Taylor begins a new life in a new town. She meets Lily, whose open, warm manner conceals a difficult personal life of her own, coping with her brain-injured mother. The two girls embark on a tentative friendship. But just when life seems to be smoothing out, Taylor's abusive boyfriend, Devon, arrives on the scene, and before they know it, the girls find themselves in a situation that is both scary, and incredibly dangerous.
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Award
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014.
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10222700
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Moser, Elise
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Index
no index present
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900
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Family violence
  • Kidnapping
Target audience
adult
Label
Lily and Taylor, written by Elise Moser, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11380171
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554983360
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380171
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Lily and Taylor, written by Elise Moser, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554983360
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380171
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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