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"Incendiary, devastating, yet - in total - offering empowerment and hope, Chaltas's poems leave an indelible mark." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A harder read than it seems, but worth it." - Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is Thalia Chaltass debut novel. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.See all Editorial Reviews
Although this is a heavy subject, the book is easy to read. I am in awe of Chalta's storytelling; every word counts and there is no filler. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shawn Mcbriden
I really loved this book. It is written in verse, which is why I think I liked it so much. The verse makes the story so much more amazing, and also more chilling. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Anna LaGrois
Only 1penny. No torn pages. Nothing on the pages(besides words, obviously). Only one tiny tear on cover. It's pretty much in perfect condition. Love itPublished 18 months ago by gloria jean simione
I am halfway through the book, so far it is a decent read. However, for a book about abuse there isnt any emotion. Additionally, the author writes in short poems. Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by Jen Ferrier
I used to be wary of novels written in verse, but after discovering Ellen Hopkins and how amazing her free-verse-writing is, I was more confident about them and thought I might... Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by Hannah @ Paperback Treasures
YA, abuse, verse, volleyball
Intense read for fans of A Child Called It, The Lost Girl, and Damaged.
This book was... different. That's all I really can think to say about it.
Anke is ignored- in a house where everyone is abused.
She is ignored- invisible. Read more
This book was very good it reminded me somewhat of Ellen Hopkins writing probably due to the fact that it was written in verse and touched on an emotional topic. Read more
As some of you know I love to read and write poetry. The truth is the world of YA novels written in verse is very new to me, and Because I Am Furniture is the book that has opened... Read morePublished on April 11, 2011 by Dija