Friday, January 10, 2020

Six novels exploring how (and how long) we process trauma

Laurie Faria Stolarz is the author of several popular young adult novels including the Dark House series, the Touch series, Project 17, Shutter, and Bleed, as well as the bestselling Blue is for Nightmares series.

Her newest novel is Jane Anonymous.

At CrimeReads, Stolarz tagged six novels exploring how (and how long) we process trauma, including:
Find Her by Lisa Gardner

Seven years ago, Flora Dane, a college student, was abducted while on spring break in Florida. She spent 472 days in captivity, a good deal of which were spent inside a coffin-like box. The novel begins after her escape. Now, while trying to lead a somewhat normal life (with a bedroom wall covered with the photos of missing girls), Flora has become a vigilante of sorts, determined to unravel the missing-persons cases of those like hers. The novel details the trauma of Flora’s tragic past, but also shows how that trauma has affected her daily life, her relationships, and her will to survive.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue