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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Ankes father is abusive to her brother and sister. But not to her. Because, to him, she is like furniture— not even worthy of the worst kind of attention. Then Anke makes the school volleyball team. She loves feeling her muscles after workouts, an ache that reminds her she is real. Even more, Anke loves the confidence that she gets from the sport. And as she learns to call for the ball on the court, she finds a voice she never knew she had. For the first time, Anke is making herself seen and heard, working toward the day she will be able to speak up loud enough to rescue everyone at home— including herself.

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This unflinching debut novel told in verse is about a girl, her family, and the devastating power of silence in an abusive house of horrors.

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Ankeas father is abusive. But not to her. He attacks her brother and sister, but sheas just an invisible witness in a house of horrors, on the brink of disappearing altogether. Until she makes the volleyball team at school. At first just being exhausted after practice feels good, but as Anke becomes part of the team, her confidence builds. When she learns to yell aMine a to call a ball, she finds a voice she didnat know existed. For the first time, Anke is seen and heard. Soon, sheas imagining a day that her voice will be loud enough to rescue everyone at homeaincluding herself.

About the Author

Thalia Chaltas lives in Santa Barbara, California. This is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142415108
Author:
Chaltas, Thalia
Publisher:
Speak
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Social Issues - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.16x5.60x.95 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
12-12

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"Synopsis" by , This unflinching debut novel told in verse is about a girl, her family, and the devastating power of silence in an abusive house of horrors.
"Synopsis" by , Ankeas father is abusive. But not to her. He attacks her brother and sister, but sheas just an invisible witness in a house of horrors, on the brink of disappearing altogether. Until she makes the volleyball team at school. At first just being exhausted after practice feels good, but as Anke becomes part of the team, her confidence builds. When she learns to yell aMine a to call a ball, she finds a voice she didnat know existed. For the first time, Anke is seen and heard. Soon, sheas imagining a day that her voice will be loud enough to rescue everyone at homeaincluding herself.
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