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My name is Tess Turner--at least, that's what I've always been told.
I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in, to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied.
It never occurred to me that everyone else was lying too.
Fifteen-year-old Tess doesn't mean to become mute. When she discovers that her dad isn't her biological father, at first she's just too shocked to speak. But quickly she begins to see the benefit of silence. She can protect herself from the questions she's too afraid to ask. It frustrates the heck out of her parents. And it also gets the attention of her handsome Math teacher, Mr Holdsworth...
Tess sets out to discover the identity of her real father. But when trouble strikes and everything spirals out of control, how can she ask for help when she's forgotten how to use her voice?
Number of Pages: 343
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Friendship, Family / Parents, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Age Range: Teen
Author: Annabel Pitcher
Street Date: May 17, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-7307