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A Girl in Three Parts - by Suzanne Daniel (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Girls & Women

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Age Range: 9-12 Years

Author: Suzanne Daniel

Language: English

Street Date: April 14, 2020
TCIN: 79598204
UPC: 9781984851079
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-3717
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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"Originally published in paperback in Australia as Allegra in three parts by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty. Ltd., Sydney, in 2019"--Title page verso.



Book Synopsis



A story of sisterhood, solidarity, and finding your place in a changing world, A GIRL IN THREE PARTS is part Eighth Grade, part Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and entirely original.

Allegra Elsom is caught in the middle. Some days she's eleven, and others she feels closer to nineteen. Some days she knows too much, and others she feels hopelessly naive. Some days she is split in three, torn between conflicting loyalties to her grandmothers, Matilde and Joy, and her father, Rick--none of whom can stand to be in a room together since the decades-old tragedy that hit their family like a wrecking ball.

Allegra struggles to make peace in her family and navigate the social gauntlet at school while asking bigger questions about her place in the world: What does it mean to be liberated? What is it about becoming a woman that earns her a slap in the face? What does it mean to do the right thing, when everyone around her defines it differently?

As the feminist movement reshapes her Sydney suburb, Allegra makes her own path--discovering firsthand the incredible ways that women can support each other, and finding strength within herself to stand up to the people she loves.

Readers will not soon forget Suzanne Daniel's poignant debut, or the spirit of sisterhood that sings out from its pages.



Review Quotes




Daniel pulls no punches in this emotional and insightful debut about working through family trauma and owning your power. An excellent choice for those interested in feminism, a bit of mystery, and a lot of heart-wrenching drama. --Booklist

A captivating debut... This novel is a quiet yet sincere story that slowly builds to its climax as its young narrator comes of age. -SLJ

An emotionally moving portrayal of the effects grief has on a family.... Debut author Daniel's strength lies in the creation of complex characters. --Kirkus



About the Author



Suzanne Daniel has worked as a journalist for ABC-TV and The Sydney Morning Herald, in communications roles for the United Nations and BBC London, and in crisis management with Hill & Knowlton. She currently holds directorships with several public and philanthropic boards. She lives with her husband and their three children in Sydney. This is her first novel.
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