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Young Adult Fiction Coming Of Age

Ni un dia más

(Kicked Out)

by (author) Beth Goobie

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2009
Coming of Age, Parents, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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    May 2009
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18


Dime tiene 15 años y siempre está enojada. Sus padres no la comprenden y su hermano quedó paralizado por un accidente. Cuando las peleas y las acusaciones la sobrepasan, Dime se muda con su hermano. Pero los problemas la siguen. Si Dime no entiende que debe comenzar a responsabilizarse de sus actos, nada va a cambiar.

Dime is fifteen and always angry. Her parents don't understand her, and her brother was paralyzed in an accident. When the fights and accusations become too much, Dime moves in with her brother. But her troubles follow her. Until she realizes that she has to start taking some responsibility, nothing will change.

About the author

In high school Beth Goobie studied and taught piano, wrote stories, and was the recipient of academic and citizenship awards. She worked for a year as a nanny in Holland, then moved to Winnipeg where she studied English literature at the University of Winnipeg (receiving the gold medal) and religious studies at the Mennonite Brethren Bible College. She has worked for many years with physically and sexually abused children and is concerned with issues surrounding the anger and powerlessness of those under legal age. Addressing these issues in her writing, she has published several novels for young adults, including Born Ugly, Mission Impossible, The Lottery and Before Wings, as well as poems and short stories for an adult audience in anthologies and magazines such as Fiddlehead, Malahat Review and Quarry. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Excerpt: Ni un dia más: (Kicked Out) (by (author) Beth Goobie)

—Diana, ésta es nuestra casa y nosotros ponemos las reglas. ¡Si te decimos que tienes que estar de regreso a las nueve, ésa es la hora de entrar por la puerta! No hay nada más que hablar —gritó.
Su casa, no li mía, pensé. Por un momento me ardieron los ojos y pensé que iba a llorar, pero logré controlarme, sonreí y dije bajito mirándolo a los ojos:
—Trata de oligarme.

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"Appropriate for reluctant native Spanish readers, especially appealing to females. For students learning Spanish, this title is appropriate for strong second year students and beyond."

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