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Year of the Rat (Reprint) (Paperback) (Clare Furniss)

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Pearl deals with death, life, and family in this haunting, humorous, and poignant debut thatSchool Library Journal calls a “well-written depiction of adolescence and the pervasive, perplexing nature of loss.”The world can tip at any moment…a fact that fifteen-year-old Pearl is all too aware of when her mom dies after giving birth to her baby sister, Rose.Rose, who looks exactly like a baby rat, all pink, wrinkled, and writhing. This little Rat has destroyed everything, even ruined the wonderful relationship that Pearl had with her stepfather, the Rat’s biological father.Mom, though…Mom’s dead but she can’t seem to leave. She keeps visiting Pearl. Smoking, cursing, guiding.Told across the year following her mother’s death, Pearl’s story is full of bittersweet humor and heartbreaking honesty about how you deal with grief that cuts you to the bone, as she tries not only to come to terms with losing her mother, but also the fact that her sister—The Rat—is a constant reminder of why her mom is no longer around.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 289
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / Siblings, Social Issues / Death + Dying, Girls + Women
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: Teen
Author: Clare Furniss
Language: English
Street Date: November 17, 2015
TCIN: 50100995
UPC: 9781481421003
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-3487

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