Girlhearts

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By Norma Fox Mazer
Publisher HarperTeen
Girlhearts
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Mom held me around the waist, and I bent and kissed her. I love you, honey, she said. Love you, too. It was automatic. Thats what I cant forget.When a heart attack takes her moms life, Sarabeth suddenly loses the only family and home she has ever known. Cynthia and Billy, friends of her mother, take in Sarabeth to live with them and their baby in their tiny onebedroom apartment. Before long it becomes clear to Sarabeth that she is a burden to them, an intrusion in their lives. She wants to leave, but where can she go?With startling emotional accuracy and depth, Newbery Honorwinning author Norma Fox Mazer captures what its like to lose everything but the memories of a home and a mother, and to gain the courage to heal deep wounds.

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53589 words53,589 words
224 pages224 pages
Lexile 600LLexile 600L
Grade 7 to 11Grade 7 to 11
Age 12-16Age 12-16
Published 2001Published 2001

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0688068669

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