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The Year of the Rat
by Clare Furniss


Overview - Grappling with grief is hard enough without repeat visits from the deceased. Pearl deals with death, life, and family in this haunting, humorous, and poignant debut.
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.
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Overview
Grappling with grief is hard enough without repeat visits from the deceased. Pearl deals with death, life, and family in this haunting, humorous, and poignant debut.
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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781481420990
  • ISBN-10: 1481420992
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publish Date: November 2014
  • Page Count: 289
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Death & Dying
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Siblings

 
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