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Girl in the Shadows

Title

Girl in the Shadows

Authors

V. C. Andrews

Publisher

Thorndike Press

Pages

515 pages

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780786286140

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Homosexuality; Legal guardianship; Family member death; Family violence; death of birth parents; lesbian; abusive family; grandparents raising grandchild

Annotation

After the death of her parents, April Taylor flees north to take a job looking after Mrs. Westington's deaf granddaughter, Echo, until the arrival of the girl's mother and her drug-dealing boyfriend puts both girls' lives in deadly danger.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

female/female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

grandparents as parents; teenage girls; orphans; abuse; identity

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Girl in the Shadows

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