Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands - Chris Bohjalian

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

By Chris Bohjalian

  • Release Date: 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 154 Ratings)

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands Chris Bohjalian Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway, from the bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.

Emily Shepard is on the run; the nuclear plant where her father worked has suffered a cataclysmic meltdown, and all fingers point to him. Now, orphaned, homeless, and certain that she’s a pariah, Emily’s taken to hiding out on the frigid streets of Burlington, Vermont, creating a new identity inspired by her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson. 

Then she meets Cameron. Nine years old and with a string of foster families behind him, he sparks something in Emily, and she protects him with a fierceness she didn’t know she possessed. But when an emergency threatens the fledgling home she’s created, Emily realizes that she can’t hide forever.

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User reviews about this book

  • Great book!

    By tracylynn0715
    I read the ebook from my library, but it is such a good read, that it's worth paying for! I love the author's writing style. There's both humor & sadness & even though the it's told in the voice of a 17-year old, it's a great book for people of all ages! I highly recommend this book, & plan on trying more books by this author!
  • Disappointing

    By Syngflower
    I could find no redeeming value in this book whatsoever. One catastrophe after another and her life became a self-fulfilling prophecy. Not a feel good type of book if that's what you're looking for. Depressing and maudlin.
  • Love it!!

    By Mel almu79
    Awesome is the word that immediately came to mind when I finished Close Your Eyes Hold Hands. Chris Bohjalian's writing as he describes Emily's live after a nuclear reactor meltdown forces her to leave her home is remarkable. He captured her pain,isolation and despair perfectly. Emily is a remarkable character and above all a survivorThis is the 6th of Chris' books I've read and he never disappoints
  • Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

    By Miakinzee
    Don't buy it! I really wish I hadn't!

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