When She Was Good
Arthur A. Levine Books
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.
Family Relationships; Family violence; Family member death; Absent parent; family violence; family problems; sibling abuse; abondoned teenager; death of a mother
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
teenage girls; abusive sibling; teenage abuse victims
Mazer, Norma Fox, "When She Was Good" (1997). DIVerse Families. 443.