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Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer

Save Me, Kurt Cobain

by Jenny Manzer

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Nico was always curious about her mother's disappearance but when she finds out that they shared a love for the same music her curiosity turns to determination. But for Nico living with her father, Verne in historically rich Victoria her questions keep going unanswered. On a ferry ride from Seattle to Victoria, Nico thinks she has found the one person with piercing blue eyes, who might just hold the answers she craves. Will Nico found out what happened?
Nico: a teenager, addicted to music especially Nirvana (Kurt Cobain), and her mother's where abouts.
Obe: Nico's best friend, who worries about her addictions.
Verne: Nico's father not a touchy feely person but trying to do the best he can. Loves his daughter more than his own life.
...everyone rushed to claim seats as if the last person standing had to drop their pants.

The lady will have a snakebite

The man of a thousand contradictions

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The Cover and the Title had me hooked right from the start. I loved that the story was set in Victoria, being born and raised there it felt like coming home and stopping at the best places (Lyle's Place, Willow Beach, Breakwater, Historic Fernwood). Plus who could forget the weather a perfect mix of everything, Victorians have a saying " if you don't like the weather wait 10 minutes." 2016 Bolen Books Children's Book Prize nominee ( )
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What if you discovered that Kurt Cobain was not only alive, but might be your real father? This nuanced and bittersweet YA debut will keep you guessing until the end.
Nico Cavan has been adrift since her mother vanished when she was four—maternal abandonment isn’t exactly something you can just get over. Staying invisible at school is how she copes—that and listening to alt music and summoning spirits on the Ouija board with her best friend and coconspirator in sarcasm, Obe. But when a chance discovery opens a window onto her mom’s wild past, it sparks an idea in her brain that takes hold and won’t let go.

On a ferry departing Seattle, Nico encounters a slight blond guy with piercing blue eyes wearing a hooded jacket. Something in her heart tells her that this feeling she has might actually be the truth, so she follows him to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. When she is stranded there by a winter storm, fear and darkness collide, and the only one who can save Nico might just be herself.

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:23:55 -0400)

A chance discovery makes Nico, fifteen, believe that not only is Kurt Cobain, lead singer of the 1990s grung band Nirvana, still alive, but that he might be her real father.

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