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A Room on Lorelei Street

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Zoe's arms prickle. She turns, trying to take it all in. The ache inside returns. It is not for her. It is too much. A real room with real floors and walls. A room for sleeping, and reading and dancing and . . . in her imagination she has pictured the room, but she has never pictured herself in it.

Can seventeen-year-old Zoe make it on her own?

A room is not much. It is not arms holding you. Not a kiss on the forehead. Not a packed lunch or a remembered birthday. Just a room. But for seventeen-year-old Zoe, struggling to shed the suffocating responsibility of her alcoholic mother and the controlling guilt of her grandmother, a rented room on Lorelei Street is a fierce grab for control of her own future.

Zoe rents a small room from Opal Keats, an eccentric old lady who has a difficult past of her own, but who chooses to live in the possibility of the future. Zoe tries to find that same possibility in her own future, promising that she will never go crawling back. But with all odds against her, can a seventeen-year-old who only slings hash to make ends meet make it on her own? Zoe struggles with this worry and the guilt of abandoning her mother as she goes to lengths that even she never dreamed she would in order to keep the room on Lorelei Street.

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Can seventeen-year-old Zoe make it on her own?

Synopsis:

A room is not much. It is not arms holding you. Not a kiss on the forehead. Not a packed lunch or a remembered birthday. Just a room. But for seventeen-year-old Zoe, struggling to shed the suffocating responsibility of her alcoholic mother and the controlling guilt of her grandmother, a rented room on Lorelei Street is a fierce grab for control of her own future. Zoe rents her room from Opal Keats, an eccentric old lady who has a difficult past of her own, but who chooses to live in the possibility of the future. Zoe tries to find that same possibility in her own future, promising that she will never go crawling back. But with all odds against her, can a seventeen-year-old with a job slinging hash make it on her own? Zoe struggles with this worry and the guilt of abandoning her mother as she goes to lengths that even she never dreamed she would in order to keep the room on Lorelei Street.

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From the author of "David v. God" comes a new novel about a 17-year-old trying to make it on her own. Struggling to shed the responsibility of her alcoholic mother and controlling grandmother, Zoe rents a room on Lorelei Street in a fierce grab for control of her own future.

About the Author

Mary E. Pearson is the author of two other novels for young adults, David v. God and Scribbler of Dreams. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband and two daughters.

Visit Mary E. Pearson at her website: www.marypearson.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805076677
Author:
Pearson, Mary
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Author:
Pearson, Mary E.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Alcoholism
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Situations / Runaways
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20050601
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9 up to 13
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.5 x 0.76 in
Age Level:
13-17

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Can seventeen-year-old Zoe make it on her own?
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A room is not much. It is not arms holding you. Not a kiss on the forehead. Not a packed lunch or a remembered birthday. Just a room. But for seventeen-year-old Zoe, struggling to shed the suffocating responsibility of her alcoholic mother and the controlling guilt of her grandmother, a rented room on Lorelei Street is a fierce grab for control of her own future. Zoe rents her room from Opal Keats, an eccentric old lady who has a difficult past of her own, but who chooses to live in the possibility of the future. Zoe tries to find that same possibility in her own future, promising that she will never go crawling back. But with all odds against her, can a seventeen-year-old with a job slinging hash make it on her own? Zoe struggles with this worry and the guilt of abandoning her mother as she goes to lengths that even she never dreamed she would in order to keep the room on Lorelei Street.
"Synopsis" by , From the author of "David v. God" comes a new novel about a 17-year-old trying to make it on her own. Struggling to shed the responsibility of her alcoholic mother and controlling grandmother, Zoe rents a room on Lorelei Street in a fierce grab for control of her own future.
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