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Girl in the Shadows

Title

Girl in the Shadows

Authors

V. C. Andrews

Publisher

Thorndike Press

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780786286140

Pages

515 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Adoption; Legal guardianship; Family member death; Family violence; Gay/Lesbian; Physical disability; adopted teenager; grandparent raising grandchild; death of parents; death of a mother; death of a father; abusive family; lesbian; lesbian teenager; deaf; deaf teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

adoptive grandmother

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Keywords

adopted teenager; grandparent raising grandchild; death of parents; death of a mother; death of a father; abusive family; lesbian; lesbian teenager; deaf; deaf teenager

Diversity Impact

direct

Girl in the Shadows


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