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Something Girl

by Beth Goobie

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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

Beth Goobie is the award-winning author of over twenty novels, including the Snow Willow Award and Saskatchewan Book Award-winning The Pain Eater, The Lottery, the CLA Award-winning Before Wings, and the adult novel The First Principles of Dreaming. She has been a youth residential treatment worker and studied creative writing at the University of Alberta. Beth lives in Saskatoon.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
Awards
  • Long-listed, Stellar Award nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice starred selection
  • Short-listed, YALSA Quick Picks
Editorial Reviews

"This is a well written story about the struggles a young girl goes through dealing with an abusive and controlling fater. Written from Sophie's point of view, the author has done a masterful job of letting the reader into Sophie's thinking."

— Resource Links

"Those in the series' target audience will be rewarded with a condensed, strangled gulp of a novel, one capable of cojuring both wrenching suspense and the 'soft peace' of hope."

— Booklist

"The ending is happy yet bittersweet. The novel deals with mature themes in a quick and easy-to-read manner."

— School Library Journal

"At times difficult to read, Goobie creates a dark and moving narrative. The ending offers hope for Sophie and her mother."

— KLIATT

"Children need to see titles such as these in library collections, because some of them may be living an existence close to this work of fiction...Highly recommended."

— Hip Librarian's Book Blog

Something Girl is so compelling that this reader couldn’t put it down until finished. Highly Recommended.”

— CM Magazine

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