by Robin Merrow MacCready


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Winner of the Edgar Award!

Careful planning and constant control is Claudine's protection. Order is her weapon. She's long buried her own needs and dreams to cover for her alcoholic mom. But when Mom suddenly disappeares-another alcoholic binge-seventeen-year-old Claudine finds herself all alone, and a much darker reality emerges from beneath years of angry denial and enabling behavior. And as the truth comes closer to the surface, Claudine must dig for the answers she's always worked so hard to cover up.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142411414
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/31/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,033,148
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Robin Merrow MacCready lives in Maine.

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Buried 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
NadeanMercier on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Buried by Robin Merrow MacCready won the Edgar Award for Best YA in 2006, made the NYPL Best Books for Teen Age List in 2007 and won the ALA Best Books For Young Adults award in 2008.Buried is the story of a young girl with an alcoholic mother. Throughout her life she has put aside her needs and desires to care for her mother. When her mother suddenly disappears she is forced to deal with her true feelings while trying to survive on her own.In Buried MacCready provides readers with an in depth look into the thoughts and feelings of her main character, Claudine. Readers see the world through the young girls eyes as she struggles to maintain a good front for her friends and teachers while trying to figure out where her mother has gone. The author shows readers the dangerous world of codependency in this enlightening and suspenseful psychological thriller. I highly recommend this book for high school readers at all stages.
mlarge on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although the characters are in High School, middle school students can also relate to the issues presented in this novel. This novel deals with the realities of having an alcoholic parent who disappears at the beginning of the book. Claudine is forced to live on her own, and she attempts to bring order to her chaotic life through the use of lists and post-it notes. Claudine makes up a story about her mother being in rehab as she desperately wants her mother to get sober. Claudine writes letters to her mother as a way of telling her what she is thinking. Claudine desperately wants her mother to return, as she finds clues to the mystery of her latest disappearance. This is a depressing novel that deals with alcoholism and OCD. The author does a good job at writing teen angst and teen life that students can relate. An easy to read novel that female students will enjoy.
dcoward on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Story about a girl struggling with OCD and an alcoholic mother. Very grim.
MsArielle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Seventeen-year-old Claudine has a missing alocohlic mother, the need to vaccuum her floors everyday, and an eerie obsession with Post-it notes. Watch Claude as she starts off the story as a normal, worried daughter and ends up worrying her friends and teachers as she starts turning into something (or someone) else. Will you ever find out why she keeps waking up with dirt beneath her fingernails?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing boook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book always had me on my toes!
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triple_d More than 1 year ago
You feel for the main character...young woman struggling to make sense of family, friends, and depression.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Buried is a suspenseful mystery. Seventeen-year old Claudine has an alcoholic mother who goes missing one day, and Claudine is sure she knows where her mom is. But is that where she really is? A touching tale of best friends, mom-daughter relationships, and school will have you flipping page after page. Your heart comes to find love for Claudine and sympathy and courage for her situation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buried is a gripping mystery about a 17 year old girl and her alchoholic mother. She gets through her life by burying things in her backyard. But things get twisted when her mother goes missing and no one really knows where. . .