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All Our Yesterdays

By Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2013,
    368 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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"You have to kill him."

Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.

Only Em can complete the final instruction. She's tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present - imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.

Marina has loved her best friend James since they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America's most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James's life crumbles apart, and with it, Marina's hopes for their future. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it. At least not as the girl she once was. Em and Marina are in a race against time that only one of them can win.

All Our Yesterdays is a wrenching, brilliantly plotted story of fierce love, unthinkable sacrifice, and the infinite implications of our every choice.

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"Starred Review. Powerful emotional relationships and tight plotting in this debut mark Terrill as an author to watch. Ages 12 & up." - Kirkus

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Cristin Terrill (cristinterrill.com) has a BA in Drama from Vassar College and an MA in Shakespeare Studies from the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham in the UK. She grew up in Texas and currently lives outside of Washington, D.C., with one very dignified cat and one very goofy one. She also bakes a mean margarita cupcake. She blogs on her website and at http://yaconfidential.blogspot.com/.

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