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Red Ink (School And Library) (Julie Mayhew)

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A sharp-witted teenager discovers surprising truths after her mother’s death in a wry and heartrending novel touching on denial, identity, and family lore.When her mother is knocked down and killed by a London bus, fifteen-year-old Melon Fouraki is left with no family worth mentioning. Her mother, Maria, never did introduce her to a "living, breathing" father. The indomitable Auntie Aphrodite, meanwhile, is hundreds of miles away on a farm in Crete, and is unlikely to be jumping on a plane to come to East Finchley anytime soon. But at least Melon has "the Story." The Story is the Fouraki family fairy tale. A story is something. Balanced with tenderness and humor, this time-shifting novel offers a narrator by turns angry and vulnerable, hurt and defiant as she struggles with sudden grief—and the unfolding process of finding out who she really is.
A sharp-witted teenager discovers surprising truths after her mother?s death in a wry and heartrending novel touching on denial, identity, and family lore.

When her mother is knocked down and killed by a London bus, fifteen-year-old Melon Fouraki is left with no family worth mentioning. Her mother, Maria, never did introduce her to a "living, breathing" father. The indomitable Auntie Aphrodite, meanwhile, is hundreds of miles away on a farm in Crete, and is unlikely to be jumping on a plane to come to East Finchley anytime soon. But at least Melon has "the Story." The Story is the Fouraki family fairy tale. A story is something. Balanced with tenderness and humor, this time-shifting novel offers a narrator by turns angry and vulnerable, hurt and defiant as she struggles with sudden grief?and the unfolding process of finding out who she really is.
Number of Pages: 297
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / Multigenerational, Girls + Women, Social Issues / Bullying
Format: Library
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Age Range: Teen
Author: Julie Mayhew
Language: English
Street Date: February 9, 2016
TCIN: 17349191
UPC: 9780763677312
Item Number (DPCI): 247-45-8507
$16.14
MSRPReg: $16.99 Save $0.85 (5% off)

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