Don't Hurt Laurie

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Laurie's been keeping a secret for as long as she can remember, a secret that she's afraid to tell anyone else. The only other person who knows is Annabelle, her mother - because Annabelle is the one who beats her.

Then, one day, Annabelle goes too far - and Laurie is finally desperate enough to do something to save herself.

Laurie is physically abused by her mother; can she escape, and will ...

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Overview

Laurie's been keeping a secret for as long as she can remember, a secret that she's afraid to tell anyone else. The only other person who knows is Annabelle, her mother - because Annabelle is the one who beats her.

Then, one day, Annabelle goes too far - and Laurie is finally desperate enough to do something to save herself.

Laurie is physically abused by her mother; can she escape, and will anyone believe her story.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689712067
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 3/31/1988
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 790,546
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Willo Davis Roberts wrote many books for adults and children during
her long and illustrious career. Three of her children's books won Edgar
Awards, while others received great reviews and other accolades. The
One Left Behind
would have been her hundredth book for children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2003

    Close to home

    this book hit close to home for so many readers i first read it in 7th grade and when my Mom read it it was like her childhood came right back to her Laurie and my Mother shared a lot in common it makes a person want to open up and tell thier own problems. i recommend this book for 6th grade and up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2008

    dont hurt laurie is the best book i read

    i love the book DONT HURT LAURIE i think that laurie was smart to go tell nell it was a good thing that she told or she could have got hurt and could have died and i say that if you like books or even if you dont you should read this book it is great !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2007

    Good book

    In my first year in third grade my teachers read this to the class, and I enjoyed it. I bought this book about a week ago nearly twenty years later, and it took me two days to complete it. I still enjoyed it. It was about a girl named Laurie who was being abused by her mother. Her mother Annabelle is constantly moving Laurie in fear of her abuse to Laurie will be discovered. Laurie is longing to escape this abuse. Will it happen? Read it to find out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2007

    ~This books rocks~

    This is a very sad book! if you like sad books this is the book for you! When you read this book you won't stop till your finshed! Trust me! Read it and see for your self!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2006

    I really loved it

    The book was terrific i loved the fact that it was a page turner but not in a suspenseful kind of way. It was just a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2006

    i love this book!! out of all the books by roberts this has got to be my favorite!!!!

    it has all of the things a good book should have and i have recommended it to all of my friends and they loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2006

    this is a really good book

    i love this book it is my favorite book. I can read this book ever day. I read it like 30 times all ready. this is a wonderful book. and I hope you like it!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006

    Awsome Book

    This is my all time favorite book! I have already read it three times it is so good! I first read it in fourth grade and then again in fifth and then AGAIN in sixth. I love to read sad stories and if you like sad stories this is definatly the book for you. You must read this book if you haven't already and if you have read it again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2005

    GREAT!!!

    This book is about an 11-year-old girl named Laurie. Her mother abuses her. For example, she pushed Laurie down the stairs, threw boiling water on her, cut her with a knife, and much more. Laurie has thought of her mother 'Annabelle' for as long as she can remember and she isn't sure why Annabelle mistreats her, but she think it is because she, Laurie, looks like her father who deseted her and her mother when she was three. Laurie is afraid of what Annabelle would do if she told someone how she is abused by her mother. Will she ever have the courage to tell someone? Read and find out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2005

    Alycia a sixth grade laurie lover

    I read dont hurt laurie at my beulah school library two years ago. The first sentence, the first paragraph was wonderful after reading Dont Hurt Laurie my friend megan asked if it was good and I told her about it she read it and soon my whole class had read Dont Hurt Laurie we give it 20 starz but the grading only goes up to 5 so that works. I will remember this book my whole life and the influence it had on me and my friendz.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2003

    BEST!

    I was in FOURTH GRADE when I read this book! That's how good it was! And even though I was little, I read it in about 3 days! It's suspensful yet satisfying!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2003

    Don't Hurt Laurie!!!

    HI MY NAME IS ERIKA AND I AM IN THE 8TH GRADE SEPTEMBER 11,2003 THIS BOOK IS SO VERY GOOD I CAN'T STOP READING IT MY AND MY FRIENDS ARE LIKE WHY IS HER MOM BEATING HER BUT THIS BOOK IS GREAT I RATE THIS BOOK 5 STARS CUZ ITS WORTH 5 STARS LAYDA!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2003

    Don't Hurt Laurie

    Author:Willow Davis Roberts Date of Review: May 19, 2003 A little girl name Laurie lives with her mother, step-brother, an step-sister. Her mother, Annabele is very abusive towards Laurie. She is always abusing her for dumb reasons. This suspensful book is a real page turner and very easy to get into. I wouldn't mind reading it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2003

    loved it

    I read this book when i was in the fifth grade. I was ten, and it was a boring summer. This book started my love of reading for fun. I am 22 and i never forgot this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2003

    Just Wonderful

    I thought the book was fantastic. The title of the book is what really got my attention.Even before I considered buying it, I was very drawn into the book. It only took me two days to read it. Laurie is a girl with great potential, but is blinded by her mother's abusiveness. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something that is ful of action and makes you want to read more about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2003

    oh my god!

    I really loved this book it lmost made me cry... once you read it you will pass it on to your friends

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2002

    This book is great!

    i have never in my life read a book this good. its so sad, but very interesting. i loved the book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2002

    A Very Good and Touching Book

    This book is a wonderful story about an eleven year old girl who is beaten by her mother. It goes into very little detail about the beatings, but it is slightly disturbing. Recommended for ages 11-13.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2002

    i ve looked for this book for a long time.

    i read this book when i was about seven. it stuck with me all these years. being an abused child myself it was sort of comforting to know i wasnt the only one whose parents did the same things. im 24 now and am buying this book to read again.i loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2001

    I still remember the book after all these years

    I don't recall which grade I was in when I first read this book, but I know it was probably somewhere in grades 6-8. I'm 32 now (yikes!) It has stuck with me for years; I can't remember specifics, but I do remember the hurt and anxiety I felt while reading the story. This is an excellent book that addresses a very serious topic. I highly recommend it for 5th or 6th graders and up. Matter of fact, I may purchase it just to read it again!

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