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Survivor (Bluford Series #20)
     

Survivor (Bluford Series #20)

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by Paul Langan
 

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"A brave young-adult novel about a devastating family secret." --Kirkus Reviews

Tarah Carson has hidden the secret for years. No one—not her mother, her friends at Bluford High, or even her boyfriend, Cooper Hodden—knows what her uncle did to her years ago. Tarah hoped to keep it that way. But an upcoming reunion is forcing Tarah’s past

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"A brave young-adult novel about a devastating family secret." --Kirkus Reviews

Tarah Carson has hidden the secret for years. No one—not her mother, her friends at Bluford High, or even her boyfriend, Cooper Hodden—knows what her uncle did to her years ago. Tarah hoped to keep it that way. But an upcoming reunion is forcing Tarah’s past into the present. And Uncle Rudy, the man who scarred her for life, is returning. Haunted by memories, Tarah plans to avoid him at all costs. But when her decision threatens to cause even more suffering in her family, she must face her past and biggest fear—alone.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016257983
Publisher:
Townsend Press
Publication date:
02/21/2013
Series:
Bluford Series , #20
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
138
Sales rank:
623,703
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Langan

Born in Philadelphia, Paul Langan spent his early childhood in the city before moving with his single mother to southern New Jersey. There he attended public school and worked a variety of jobs—including salesperson at a shoe store, attendant at a horse ranch, landscaper at a mental hospital, and a night-shift stockperson in a warehouse store near Atlantic City. “Each job,” he says today, “could be the topic of several juicy novels.”

In 1991, he enrolled at Camden County College and a year later transferred to La Salle University, where he studied creative writing and literature, earning a B.A. in English. While at La Salle, he lived with international students, traveled to his roommate’s home in Kenya, became a prison tutor, and found the courage to write.

After graduation, he worked for a nonprofit agency in Philadelphia and then joined Townsend Press (TP) as an Assistant Editor. After he contributed to a number of TP textbooks and taught English at a community college, Paul reconnected to his interests in creative writing through the Bluford Series. Originally working as an assistant with the Bluford novels, Paul’s role steadily grew. He now serves as both editor of the series and author or coauthor of several novels, including The Bully, The Gun, and The Fallen. His stories reflect his personal experiences, including the difficulties of growing up without a father, being the “new kid” in school, and dealing with the loss of a loved one.

In 2001, Paul completed a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to expanding the Bluford Series, he dreams of writing a successful movie script, preferably a “supernatural thriller.” Today Paul lives with his wife and three children near Philadelphia and stubbornly clings to the hope that he will one day see the Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl.

You may contact Paul by writing to him at:

Paul Langan
Townsend Press
439 Kelley Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091

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Survivor (Bluford Series #20) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
iamslim More than 1 year ago
SPOILER ALERT!!!! I thought this was a good book and that she was there for Kayla because she didn't want her to be left alone with her uncle. I'm glad that she finally told her family and boyfriend about what her uncle did to her. Because it's a lot of kids that's gone through that and it's not only girls but its boys to that are getting raped by family or others. I think that kids should tell someone no matter what someone says even though I know a lot of children are scared to tell because the person who raped say they'll hurt them. P.S. I listened to this book on its website since I haven't gotten the chance to get the book, but one day soon I know I'll get all 21 books in this series because I want the full collection. I remember reading this series in middle school I was hooked from the start because I had a Library class and I could read books while in my class that's how I first heard of Bluford Series. Then Read the others in the public library where I lived.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all of the booksand this one is the best yet
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All bluford series books are great ive read plenty of them they keep you interested & suspenceful. Makes you not want to put the book down .!! Read it , all of them :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt read it but it sounds like a good book so now i have to have it
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