Lessons from a Dead Girl

Lessons from a Dead Girl

by Jo Knowles

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Overview

An unflinching story of a troubled friendship -- and one girl’s struggle to come to terms with secrets and shame and find her own power to heal (age 14 and up).

Leah Greene is dead. For Laine, knowing what really happened and the awful feeling that she is, in some way, responsible set her on a journey of painful self-discovery. Yes, she wished for this. She hated Leah that much. Hated her for all the times in the closet, when Leah made her do those things. They were just practicing, Leah said. But why did Leah choose her? Was she special, or just easy to control? And why didn’t Laine make it stop sooner? In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laine is left to explore the devastating lessons Leah taught her, find some meaning in them, and decide whether she can forgive Leah and, ultimately, herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763660024
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 513,964
Lexile: HL620L (what's this?)
File size: 959 KB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jo Knowles says the inspiration for LESSONS FROM A DEAD GIRL came from an article she read about kids abusing kids. "I began to wonder what makes childhood friendships so complex, so painful at times, and yet so binding," she says. The recipient of the 2005 PEN New England Children’s Book Discovery Award, Jo Knowles lives in Vermont.

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