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Dec 18, 2008
| ISBN 9780307485847
| Young Adult
Feb 13, 2007
| 357 Minutes
| Young Adult
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Dec 18, 2008 | ISBN 9780307485847 | Young Adult
Feb 13, 2007 | ISBN 9780739339534 | Young Adult
There was a man. He had a knife. He attacked us down by the river.It was just a harmless little lie.Anna, Emma and Mariah concoct a story about why they’re late getting home one night—a story that will replace their parents’ anger withconcern. They just have to stand by it. No matter what. Suddenly the police are involved, and the town demands that someone be punished. And then there is the man who is arrested and accused of a crime that never happened.
BONUS FEATURE: Exclusive Author InterviewEMMA: Sometimes it’s easier to tell lies than it is to tell the truth.ANNA: We could pull this one off, no problem at all.MARIAH: You’ve told lies before, haven’t you? Everyone’s told lies. One Friday night Emma, Anna, and Mariah, three best friends, are out doing something they shouldn’t. Then a cell phone rings. One girl’s mother wants to know why they aren’t where they said they’d be. They make up a story so they won’t get in trouble at home. It seems like the easy way out. What happens next challenges their friendship, their community, their relationships with their families, and their sense of themselves. What happens next shows the harm one lie can do. Told in the voices of the three girls who must learn to live with the lies they tell, Harmless is a gripping and provocative audio full of startling turns and surprises.
Dana Reinhardt is the award-winning author of the young adult novels Harmless, How to Build a House, and The Things a Brother Knows, among others. Her books have been named to many best of the year lists, and reviewers have… More about Dana Reinhardt
“Unpredictability and suspense will keep readers turning the pages. . . . They will appreciate how well the characters are developed and how . . . lies can have far-reaching and devastating consequences.”—School Library Journal
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