Mathilda Savitch Author:Victor Lodato Fear doesn't come naturally to Mathilda Savitch. She prefers to look right at the things nobody else can bear to mention: for example, the fact that her beloved older sister is dead, pushed in front of a train by a man still on the loose. Her grief-stricken parents have basically been sleepwalking ever since, and it is Mathilda's sworn mission... more » to shock them back to life. Her strategy? Being bad.
She starts sleuthing through her sister's most secret possessions--e-mails, clothes, notebooks, whatever her determination and craftiness can ferret out. But she must risk a great deal--in fact, she has to leave behind everything she loves--in order to discover the truth. Startling, funny, touching, odd, truthful, page-turning, and, in the end, heartbreaking, Mathilda Savitch is an extraordinary debut.« less