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When She Was Good

Title

When She Was Good

Authors

Norma Fox Mazer

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Pages

228 pages

Publication Year

1997

ISBN

9780590135061

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family violence; Family member death; Absent parent; family violence; family problems; sibling abuse; abondoned teenager; death of a mother

Annotation

The death of her abusive, manipulative older sister prompts seventeen-year-old Em to remember their unpleasant life together, with their parents and then later on their own.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth,1997Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Fourteenth Edition,2001Lasting Connections,1997School Library Journal Best Books,1997Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition,2002Senior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Fifteenth Edition,1998YALSA Best Books for Young Adults,1998

Keywords

teenage girls; abusive sibling; teenage abuse victims

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

When She Was Good

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