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Girl Fight
     

Girl Fight

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by Faye Harnest
 

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Zadie thinks she's tough and indestructible, like the superheroes she draws in her graphic novels. She'll fight any girl who dares to take her on, and she always wins -- until, one day, she loses. Beat up and riled up, she quickly gets her revenge and hospitalizes the next girl she challenges. Scared that this time she may have gone too far, Zadie tries to keep out of

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Zadie thinks she's tough and indestructible, like the superheroes she draws in her graphic novels. She'll fight any girl who dares to take her on, and she always wins -- until, one day, she loses. Beat up and riled up, she quickly gets her revenge and hospitalizes the next girl she challenges. Scared that this time she may have gone too far, Zadie tries to keep out of trouble. But when some girls launch a cyberbullying campaign against her meant to spur her into violence, Zadie decides that enough is enough, and the lines between superhero and supervillain become blurred. A story written by a fresh young voice about violent teen girls and society's general ineptitude in understanding and helping them.

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"This book hits timely topics, and hits them hard. The rawness of the language and emotion make it a difficult read, but an important one."
Children's Literature - Krisan Murphy
Zadie slams her fist into Kat's face and the girl fight continues in this hate and anger-ridden teen novel. Tough punches fail to send the bullies away from Zadie, who gets suspended from school for beating up Kat. Zadie has so destroyed her arch nemesis that Kat looks dead. Zadie's own initial deadness festers and drives her to eating binges and solitude. One satisfying non-violent release Zadie relies on is drawing superhero comics. She finds solace and vicarious victory in the characters she pencils into her sketch pad. However, these drawings are not enough to keep the evil predator girls from seeking revenge. Ultimately, the school bullies go beyond harming Zadie to harassing her online and hurting her family. In this fast-paced reader the protagonist does not grow in her character nor learn from her mistakes. Instead, Zadie goes from angry and dead to angry and numb. There's not much hope in the final pages for this teenager who is both a victim and a bully. Reviewer: Krisan Murphy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552778678
Publisher:
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Publication date:
01/06/2012
Series:
Lorimer SideStreets Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1
Lexile:
HL690L (what's this?)
File size:
149 KB
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Calgary native FAYE HARNEST writes and edits books, plays, and films. She has edited a book for youth on cyberbullying and worked on the Canadian Women's Studies Journal. Faye holds university degrees in psychology and creative writing and is currently completing a MA in Creative Writing at Concordia University. This is her first novel.
Calgary native FAYE HARNEST writes and edits books, plays, and films. She has edited a book for youth on cyberbullying and worked on the Canadian Women's Studies Journal. Faye holds university degrees in psychology and creative writing and is currently completing a MA in Creative Writing at Concordia University. Girl Fight is her first novel.

www.fayeharnest.com

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Girl Fight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi peeps