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Lily and Taylor

By Elise. author Moser

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.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Northeast
  • TF Moser, Teen Fiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

1554983347


Format: Book
Author: Moser, Elise. author
Summary: Life is finally beginning to smooth out for Taylor, until her abusive boyfriend Devon shows up and traps her and her best friend Lily in a secluded cabin, with no escape in sight.
Title: Lily and Taylor / Elise Moser
Publisher Date: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2013.
Subject: Dating violence -- Teen fiction. Friendship -- Teen fiction. Kidnapping -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 1554983347 9781554983346
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: TF Moser
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Bib Id: 461576

Format: Book
Author: Moser, Elise. author.
Summary: Life is finally beginning to smooth out for Taylor, until her abusive boyfriend Devon shows up and traps her and her best friend Lily in a secluded cabin, with no escape in sight.
Title: Lily and Taylor / Elise Moser
Publisher, Date: Pgw 2013
Publisher, Date: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2013.
Description: 188 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Dating violence -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Kidnapping -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: bl2013039646
ISBN: 1554983347
ISBN: 9781554983346
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: TF Moser