Long Story Short

Long Story Short

by Siobhan Parkinson
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Overview

Long Story Short by Siobhan Parkinson

From Ireland's first laureate for children's literature comes a story of abuse and neglect told with sincerity, heart, and a healthy dose of humor.

Jono has always been able to cope with his mother's drinking, but when she hits his little sister Julie, he decides it's time for them to run away. Told in Jono's funny, self-conscious voice, the layers of his past and the events of his escape are gradually revealed. Amusing and touching but never sentimental, Siobhan Parkinson is a well reviewed middle-grade author who now turns her considerable skill as a writer to a young adult audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429976329
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 06/21/2011
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
File size: 195 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

SIOBHAN PARKINSON is the author of twelve previous novels, including Something Invisible, Second Fiddle, and Blue Like Friday. Named the first laureate for children's literature of Ireland, she lives in Dublin with her husband and son.


SIOBHAN PARKINSON is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Something Invisible, Second Fiddle, and Blue Like Friday. Named the first laureate for children's literature of Ireland, she lives in Dublin with her husband and son.

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Long Story Short 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Stacey Miller More than 1 year ago
This "book" was 104 pages short. While the story was not terrible, $9.99 for it is a rip off. B&N needs to make page counts clear in these listings, I never would have bought a short book like this in the store for that much. I could have read it in store for free. As for the story itself... it was fair. It ends abruptly but I don't really feel the need to care about what happens to these characters next. There is a mid story change of character perspective that ends a few pages later and it is awkward at best. Overall, I think this story belongs in a book full of other short stories.
Hillary Severino More than 1 year ago
it was terrible all zeros but i had to votr a freakin star bools a rip off