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Young Adult Fiction Sexual Abuse)

Something Girl

by (author) Beth Goobie

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Jun 2006
Category
Sexual Abuse), General (see also headings under Social Themes), Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781551435602
    Publish Date
    Jun 2006
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551433479
    Publish Date
    Apr 2005
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554697182
    Publish Date
    Apr 2005
    List Price
    $8.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

Sophie is in a lot of trouble. She is on probation for stealing and is doing poorly at school. Her mom doesn’t really talk to her, and the other adults in her life are pressuring Sophie to talk about her bruises. Sophie worries that if she tells, she will be sent to live in a group home. Her friend Jujube is the only person who knows the truth, and now Jujube, too, wants Sophie to speak up.

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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