3 Reasons To Read… Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner

3 Reasons to Read...

So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!

This week our selection is Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…

3 Reasons To Read… Phantom Limbs by Paula GarnerPhantom Limbs by Paula Garner
Published by Candlewick Press on September 27th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 368
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How do you move on from an irreplaceable loss? In a poignant debut, a sixteen-year-old boy must learn to swim against an undercurrent of grief—or be swept away by it.

Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that left Otis’s little brother dead and both of their families changed forever. Since then, it’s been three years of radio silence, during which time Otis has become the unlikely protégé of eighteen-year-old Dara—part drill sergeant, part friend—who’s hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back to town, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he’s never forgotten and the brother he’s never stopped grieving. As it becomes achingly clear that he and Meg are not the same people they were, Otis must decide what to hold on to and what to leave behind. Quietly affecting, this compulsively readable debut novel captures all the confusion, heartbreak, and fragile hope of three teens struggling to accept profound absences in their lives.


3 Reasons You Should Read…

Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner


  • Between the cover and the fact that this was coming from a debut author, we were sold as soon as it popped on our radar. We’re glad we went with our gut! You will be too!
  • You, guys. This is one beautiful, emotional, and REAL book. You are going to feel all the feelings. No, really. ALL OF THEM.
  • Just consider us co-captains of #TeamOtis. This is one of the best male POVs we have read in awhile and holy crap is he amazing. We want him to be our new bestie. Okay, maybe more than a bestie…


***Meet Paula Garner***

Author Paula GarnerPaula Garner spends most of her time making narratives, despite being surrounded by an alarming TBR pile and a very bad cat. Her debut YA novel, Phantom Limbs, comes out from Candlewick in 2016. Paula is represented by Molly Jaffa of Folio Lit, and lives in the Chicago area with her family..

Find Paula Here:
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