What She Left Behind - Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

Ellen Marie Wiseman
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17-year-old Isabelle "Izzy" Stone is no stranger to being a foster care child. Since the moment she witnessed her mother shoot her father as a 7-year-old, she has been shuttled from one foster home to the next, each new home to more tragic results. As the story begins on the grounds of the long-abandoned Willard state asylum, Izzy thinks about the fact she is "aging out" of the foster care system at age 18, which means she will be entirely on her own in terms of care and expenses. Willard is a creepy, disturbing place, even emptied of its former patients.

Peg, Izzy's new foster care mother, has invited Izzy to Willard for a reason. Peg is a curator at a local museum, and has learned of a major new discovery worthy of cultural preservation inside the closed psychiatric hospital. Peg wants Izzy to...

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