Hyacinth Girls: A Novel

Hyacinth Girls: A Novel

by Lauren Frankel

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Overview

A stunning debut about a young teenager on the brink and a parent desperate to find the truth before it's too late.

   Thirteen year old Callie is accused of bullying at school, but Rebecca knows the gentle girl she's raised must be innocent. After Callie is exonerated, she begins to receive threatening notes from the girl who accused her, and as these notes become desperate, Rebecca feels compelled to intervene. As she tries to save this unbalanced girl, Rebecca remembers her own intense betrayals and best-friendships as a teenager, when her failure to understand those closest to her led to tragedy. She'll do anything to make this story end differently. But Rebecca doesn’t understand what’s happening or who is truly a victim, and now Callie is in terrible danger.
   This raw and beautiful story about the intensity of adolescent emotions and the complex identity of a teenage girl looks unflinchingly at how cruelty exists in all of us, and how our worst impulses can estrange us from ourselves - or even save us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553418064
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 416,790
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lauren Frankel received her BA in English from Vassar College. She has worked with young people, as both an educator and a librarian, in the US and the UK. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, where she won the David Higham Award. Born in Connecticut, she now lives with her husband and son in England.

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