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    Sep 09, 2008 | 320 Pages | Young Adult

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    Sep 09, 2008 | 312 Pages | Young Adult

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Praise

“IT IS NO small feat to write a story so heavy with foreboding and both deliver on the palpable sense of dread and concoct a hopeful yet realistic ending. Dowd achieves this in her beautifully realized account of one girl’s
loss of innocence, and her resilient recovery.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

“Dowd’s elegant, unsentimental prose and her instinctive grasp of the struggles of the human heart [lead] toward a hopeful ending. Don’t let your kids keep this book to themselves.”—People Magazine

“Told through flowing eloquent prose, with strong Joycean influences, this engrossing and haunting tale will not let the reader go.”—Kirkus Reviews

Awards

ALA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER 2008

Book Sense Children’s Pick List WINNER 2007

Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year WINNER 2007

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year FINALIST 2007

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