by Heather Smith

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ISBN-13: 9781459802766
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Young Adult Novels
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Lexile: HL550L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Originally from Newfoundland, Heather Smith now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and three children. Her Newfoundland roots inspire much of her writing.

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Baygirl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
Kit can't stand to be at home, with her drunk father and her wimp of a mother, always making excuses for her husband's drinking.  Their town has been wrecked by the Newfoundland government's announcement that the cod fishing industry would be shut down for two years.  Soon after, Kit and her parents move to St. John's, a city so unlike the small town Kit is used to.  Letters back home to her best friend go unanswered; only her beloved Nan stays in touch.  A cruel girl in her new school ensures Kit is the butt of every joke but the joke is on her when that girl's boyfriend falls for Kit.  At last, a sliver of hope for a better life for Kit, or at least a refuge from the house where her father continues to abuse alcohol and her mother is the sole means of support. Thankfully for Kit, there are people to help her get through this difficult period; one of the best characters is her new next-door neighbor, Mr. Adams. This is a wonderful coming-of-age story, with pain, joy,  grief, and hope.  Perfectly portrayed are the hardships of changing schools, losing friends, making new friends, teen obsession with wearing just the right clothes, embarassment of parents, and the feeling that nothing will ever go right.