Wrecked

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About The Book

A tragic car wreck leads to PTSD and therapeutic salvation in this novel from the author of America, which Kirkus Reviews deemed “a work of sublime humanity.”

Anna is involved in a horrific accident one night that leaves her brother’s beautiful and popular girlfriend dead. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, she begins an unusual method of therapy called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Through her therapy, dreams, memories, and experiences, we begin to see, along with Anna, the full picture of her controlling father, her lost relationship with her brother, and her overwhelming guilt about the wreck.

With a deep understanding of the minds of teenagers, and a deft hand in translating that to the page, E.R. Frank presents a story with real and challenging characters, beautifully told and filled with haunting images.

About The Author
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E.R. Frank is the author of America, Friction, Wrecked, and Dime. Her first novel, Life Is Funny, won the Teen People Book Club NEXT Award for YA Fiction and was also a top-ten ALA 2001 Quick Pick. In addition to being writer, E.R. Frank is also a clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She works with adults and adolescents and specializes in trauma.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 2007)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689873843
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99
  • Lexile ® 680L ? The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

"Convincingly genuine."
-- School Library Journal, starred review

"Gripping, unsettling."
-- Booklist, starred review

"Bold, perceptive."
-- Bookpage

"A wrenching tour de force."
-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Amazing grace from E. R. Frank."
--New York Times Book Review

"A raw, moving story."
-- Teen People

"A piercing, unforgettable novel."
-- Booklist, starred review

"A powerful story of forgiveness."
-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

• A New York Times Notable Book
• A School Library Journal Best Book
• An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
• An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

• An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
• An IRA Children's Book Award Notable Book

Awards and Honors
  • ALA Best Books For Young Adults
  • ALA Best Books for Young Adults Nominee
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • NYPL Best Books for Teens
  • Pennsylvania School Librarian Association (PSLA) "Top Ten (Or So)" Young Adult Books
  • ALA Quick Picks Nominee
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