Bull's Eyeby Sarah N. Harvey
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After Emily's aunt dies, Emily learns that everything she has always believed is a lie, and her world crumbles. Forced to face the fact that her mother is not who she thought she was, Emily tries to find the truth about her past and make sense of her future. Turning to graffiti and vandalism as a way to deal with her anger, she comes to realize that there is more to a family than shared DNA.
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In the photograph, Aunt Donna is very, very pregnant. My mother is not. I look up at my mom and she is crying—silently, with her hand over her mouth. I just make it to the bathroom before I lose my breakfast, my lunch and my mind.
Meet the Author
Sarah N. Harvey is the author of eight books for children and young adults. Some of her books have been translated into Korean, German and Slovenian, none of which she speaks or reads. Her novel, The Lit Report, has been optioned for a feature film. She will not be in it. Sarah works as an editor in Victoria, British Columbia, where she is determined to learn how to salsa dance, speak Italian and overcome her fear of flying (in no particular order).
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Emily's life explodes when she discovers that her aunt, recently deceased, was actually her mother. She embarks on a journey to find meaning to her life. Her anger leads her to paint bulls-eyes on a school building. While the plot jumps around a bit, teens who gravitate to books about abuse and acting out against parents will enjoy it.
Imagine you wake up one morning to find out that the person you've been calling your mom, really isn't your mom. Instead, she's your aunt, and your real mom is dead.
In the book BULL'S EYE, that is exactly what happens, and it sends Emily on a journey to find out who her real dad is, and find out who her mom was. Little does she know the secret that lies between her real mom and dad when she visits the school her mom used to go to.
When she returns to school after unraveling her past, she is mad at everyone and everything. To relieve herself, she goes to the school and starts drawing graffiti on all the walls, and she makes them bull's eyes. She does this for awhile until she gets caught.
To keep her from being in the court system they gave her a buddy to talk to. Her name is April. Emily could tell there was something wrong with April, but she wasn't sure what. She soon learns that April's dad abuses her, but can't find a way to tell anyone.
Will she eventually find the courage to speak out about this?
BULL'S EYE is very good and an easy read, and I recommend it.