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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 and up
  • Grade Level: 6 and up
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Peachtree Pub Ltd (J); 1st Printing edition (March 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561453153
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561453153
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,870,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr. 6^-10. Charlotte ("Charlie") Collins lives a miserable, hunted existence in Dublin. Once it's discovered that she was the celebrated "abandoned baby" years earlier, left by her unstable mother in a London subway, Charlie has been tormented by the cruel in-crowd at school. Longing for acceptance and for a family that could provide more support, Charlie wanders through her days under a cloud of pain. Not that her father and extended family and several school adults are all unaccepting or totally uncaring--they simply don't realize the force of the enemy the girl faces. Friel has penned a masterful portrait of children's torment of other children and the bleak emotional landscape of a desperate young teen. Granted, an exciting climax resolves a little too neatly and a rescuing friend appears a little too conveniently, but this is nonetheless an extraordinary tale about the power that bullies wield, a bit reminiscent of Cormier's Chocolate War. Anne O'Malley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Carefully developed characters and setting bring this story to life... The intensity of [the bullies'] attitudes and actions rival the evil in Lord of the Flies, only in civilization, not removed from it.... The story is compelling and thought provoking.... A good choice for booktalking." --VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)
"Friel has penned a masterful portrait of children's torment of other children and the bleak emotional landscape of a desperate young teen.... An extraordinary tale about the power that bullies wield, a bit reminiscent of Cormier's Chocolate War." --Booklist


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 7, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I thought the story started kind of slow, but gradually I was drawn in to the book to the point that I could not put it down. I got angry as I read about each struggle that the main character went through, and I was relieved at the end when everything worked out for the main character. It was very enjoyable for me.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 20, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book was very emotional and very hard to put down.Charlie goes through bullying from hell I advise you to read it. it's worth 10/10.
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