The House at 758 - AVAILABLE NOW!
We are thrilled to announce that The House at 758, Kathryn Berla's newest YA novel, is now available! What Kirkus Reviews calls “A moving, mysterious coming-of-age story,” this story of loss and renewal is sure to keep readers rooting for main character Krista from the first to the very last page.
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Sixteen-year-old Krista is still grieving the untimely death of her mother when her father's new girlfriend, Marie, moves into their home. Krista's father has already moved on and wants Krista to do the same, but she's not ready to resume a normal life yet. To make matters worse, her best and only remaining friend, Lyla, is heading to Maine for the summer to spend time with her grandparents. Distancing herself from everyone around her, Krista spends all of her time sitting or sleeping in a tent on her roof, shoplifting just for the thrill, and obsessively watching a mysterious house, the house at 758. When a fellow classmate, Jake, takes a sudden interest in her, Krista feels excited for the first time in two years, but after their first date, feelings of guilt consume her, and she ends up pushing Jake away. It isn't until her grandfather makes a surprise visit from Venezuela that Krista finally comes out of her shell. As her grandfather tells her stories about his past during the Holocaust, Krista learns to confront her grief and begin to let things go.
Praise for The House at 758!
"The portrayal of grief is authentic— grief is ultimately shared, yet often endured in isolation. Still, Krista’s journey is one of hope."
"This was a wonderful story about life’s struggles and not only forgiving others for unfortunate mistakes, but forgiving one’s self."
"This book was so beautifully written. The style is fluid and flawless."
"The House at 758 is a moving and unforgettable read that will really stay with you."
"[Berla] has created an emotionally moving piece that could have been just another sorrowful story but she manages through some uplifting character work to turn it into something heartwarming and educational by showcasing trauma through the balance of love and family. By examining tragic experiences from another’s perspective it added this whole other dimension of beauty and healing."