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Hand Me Down: A Novel

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2012

Hand Me Down, which recalls the gritty power of Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, is fiction with the ring of truth.” –San Jose Mercury News

Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Reid has spent her life protecting her sister, Jaime, from their parents’ cruel mistakes and broken promises. When their mother chooses her second husband and their new family over raising her firstborn girls, Elizabeth and ...

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Overview

A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2012

Hand Me Down, which recalls the gritty power of Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, is fiction with the ring of truth.” –San Jose Mercury News

Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Reid has spent her life protecting her sister, Jaime, from their parents’ cruel mistakes and broken promises. When their mother chooses her second husband and their new family over raising her firstborn girls, Elizabeth and Jaime are separated and risk losing the shelter of each other. Hand Me Down indelibly captures a contemporary family journey—how two young people, against incredible odds, forge lives of their own in the face of an uncertain future.

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What People Are Saying

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“The novel’s adolescent perspective is sure to find popularity with YA audiences.” -Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452298859
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 487,481
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Melanie Thorne

 Melanie Thorne earned her MA from University of California-Davis, where she was awarded the Alva Englund Fellowship and the Maurice Prize in Fiction. She lives in northern California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Really great read!

    Absolutely loved this book! It was a super easy read with a very likeable main character. A tremendous job was done in developing the characters and plot in this book. I just wanted to scoop her up and bring her home! Reminded me a lot of "White Oleander"!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2014

    Great book

    I highly recommend this book. The best I've read recently.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Fiction or Non Fiction?

    This book read more like a non fiction work than a novel. For anyone that has had the creepy stepfather it hits too close to home. Although I didn't know that part of the setting was Salt Lake City when I picked this book, anyone that knows the city recognized that Young High School was really West High. It was a good read and might be helpful in letting those that live in a "normal"family what life is like for those in less than ideal circumstance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Great read!

    Good book about family and growing into ones self. Makes most families seem normal.

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