Family

By OSTOW, Micol

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ISBN
978-1-60684-155-6
Publisher
Egmont USA


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2011  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 9 Up—Seventeen-year-old Mel decides to escape from her broken, sexually abusive home. Finally free, but far from unscathed, she parks herself on a bench in San Francisco where she is "saved" by Henry. He takes her first into his van and then to the ranch where he lives with his "family," a group of other young, broken people (many of them attractive young women like Mel) for whom the sun rises and sets on Henry. The family members share not only chores like cooking and ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

A fervid verse novel attempts to convey the experience of Melinda, a (fictionalized) Manson Girl in thrall to the messianic Henry. The st...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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