The Lonely Ones

The Lonely Ones

Book - 2016
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When your only friend is your own endless imagination, how do you escape your mind and connect to the world around you? With parents too busy to pay her attention, an older brother and sister who would rather spend their time with friends, and peers who oscillate between picking on her and simply ignoring her, it's no wonder that Fain spends most of her time in a world of her own making. During the day, Fain takes solace in crafting her own fantastical adventures in writing, but in the darkness of night, these adventures come to life as Fain lives and breathes alongside a legion of imaginary creatures. Whether floating through space or under the sea, climbing mountains or traipsing through forests, Fain becomes queen beyond--and in spite of--the walls of her bedroom. In time, Fain begins to see possibilities and friendships emerge in her day-to-day reality...yet when she is let down by the one relationship she thought she could trust, Fain must decide: remain queen of the imaginary creatures, or risk the pain that comes with opening herself up to the fragile connections that exist only in the real world?
Publisher: New York, New York :, Philomel,, [2016]
Characteristics: 227 pages ;,22 cm.


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Library_geek Aug 27, 2016

I am a big believer in adults not restricting themselves to books written for adult audience, hence why I picked up "The Lonely Ones" by Kelsey Sutton to read.

Written in verse, I was intrigued from the start, and was draw into the imagination of Fain as she tried to find her place in family, school, and life.

At times it was sad, and other times full of hope and imagination.

I highly recommend taking the time to read about Fain's journey as she felt a little different to everyone else.

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