The Last to Let Go by Amber SmithA twisted tragedy leaves Brooke and her siblings on their own in this provocative new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used To Be.
How do you let go of something you’ve never had?
Junior year for Brooke Winters is supposed to be about change. She’s transferring schools, starting fresh, and making plans for college so she can finally leave her hometown, her family, and her past behind.
But all of her dreams are shattered one hot summer afternoon when her mother is arrested for killing Brooke’s abusive father. No one really knows what happened that day, if it was premeditated or self-defense, whether it was right or wrong. And now Brooke and her siblings are on their own.
In a year of firsts—the first year without parents, first love, first heartbreak, and her first taste of freedom—Brooke must confront the shadow of her family’s violence and dysfunction, as she struggles to embrace her identity, finds her true place in the world, and learns how to let go.
UNUSUAL SIBLING NAMES THAT GO TOGETHER - How we chose our babies' names
Need a girl's name to go with sister Brooke
My husband and I have children from previous relationships. His son, Austin, and my two children Brooklynn Brooke and Mason. Have we totally screwed ourselves with our n-ending theme? We are torn between continuing on with the n-ending for this baby thinking Morgan, Carolyn, Eden or going "out with a bang" so-to-speak and naming our last child with something short and sweet along the lines of Zoe, Emma, Aida. Honestly, I didn't even notice the pattern until you pointed it out! I think that in itself says a lot-- you really don't need to worry! I highly doubt that anyone will even think about it, especially being that your daughters do not go by their full names.
We head into following a year of surprises: The rise of powerful women after the fall of the first female presidential candidate, unexpected heroes and villains on the world as well as the theatrical stage, a new emphasis on truth as well as strength. In the year ahead, we predict a stronger taste for heroic names for both daughters and sons, increased flexibility in using names to equalize the genders, and a more adventurous search for names that have deep roots but feel fresh in the modern world. Sign up here. S is the unusual case whereby the fashion for using the letter at the end of names has inspired a growing taste for names that begin with S. Back in the olden days, before we were woke, names that ended in i were for girls and names that ended in er were for boys.