February 23, 2016|
Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
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Three women. Three generations. Three secrets.

A Stonewall Honor Book!Katie''s life is falling apart: her best friend thinks she''s a freak, her mother, Caroline, controls every aspect of her life, and her estranged grandmother, Mary, appears as if out of nowhere. Mary has dementia and needs lots of care, and when Katie starts putting together Mary''s life story, secrets and lies are uncovered: Mary''s illegitimate baby, her zest for life and freedom and men; the way she lived her life to the full yet suffered huge sacrifices along the way. As the relationship between Mary and Caroline is explored, Katie begins to understand her own mother''s behavior, and from that insight, the terrors about her sexuality, her future, and her younger brother are all put into perspective.Funny, sad, honest, and wise, this powerful multigenerational novel from international bestseller Jenny Downham celebrates life like no book before.
Jenny Downham (born 1964) was an actress for many years before concentrating on her writing full-time. She lives in London with her two sons. Her book Before I Die was critically acclaimed and was shortlisted for the 2007 Guardian Award and the 2008 Lancashire Children''s Book of the Year, nominated for the 2008 Carnegie Medal and the ...
Product dimensions:384 pages, 8.63 X 5.85 X 1.14 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.63 X 5.85 X 1.14 in
Published:February 23, 2016
Publisher:Scholastic Inc.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780545907170

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