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ISBN13: 9780689871023
ISBN10: 0689871023
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"Things are so bad, I feel like I'm going to explode if I don't do something..."

Everyone has to keep a journal in Mrs. Dunphrey's English class, but the teacher has promised she won't read any entry marked "Do not read this." It's the kind of assignment Tish Bonner, one of the girls with big hair who sit in the back row, usually wouldn't take very seriously. But right now, Tish desperately needs someone to talk to, even if it's only a notebook she doesn't dare let anyone read.

As Tish's life spins out of control, the entries in her journal become more and more private...and dangerous. Is she risking everything that matters to her by putting the truth on paper? And is she risking more by keeping silent?

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"The peeking-into-a-life appeal of the journal format combined with the realism of Tish's plight will satisfy readers looking for high drama with a gritty edge." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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"A brief, serious look at a young person who is isolated and faced with some seemingly overwhelming problems." School Library Journal

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"A totally happy ending would be unrealistic, but there is hope that Tish and Matt will have a better life." Children's Literature

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Things are so bad, I feel like I'm going to explode if I don't do something...

Everyone has to keep a journal in Mrs. Dunphrey's English class, but the teacher has promised she won't read any entry marked "Do not read this." It's the kind of assignment Tish Bonner, one of the girls with big hair who sit in the back row, usually wouldn't take very seriously. But right now, Tish desperately needs someone to talk to, even if it's only a notebook she doesn't dare let anyone read.

As Tish's life spins out of control, the entries in her journal become more and more private...and dangerous. Is she risking everything that matters to her by putting the truth on paper? And is she risking more by keeping silent?

About the Author

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for andlt;iandgt;The Indianapolis Newsandlt;/iandgt;. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.

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Jennifer Short, October 21, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Short)
Tish appears to be a normal 10th grader, but what no one knows is what is going on at home. Her dad moves back home, then leaves. Her mother tries to find her dad, leaving Tish alone to try to support herself and her little brother. Mrs. Dunphrey has assigned keeping a journal for her class. Tish writes about what is going on at home with "Don't read this Mrs. Dunphrey" at the top of each entry. Does her teacher read her journal? How does Tish support herself and her brother? Can she stay in school and keep food on the table?
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lsfrederick, October 18, 2006 (view all comments by lsfrederick)
I have not yet read this book, but it looks so interesting and i would love to read it! It is my kind of book definately! I cant wait to read it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689871023
Author:
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Social Situations - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cover
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7 x 4.19 in 2.415 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 128 pages Simon Pulse - English 9780689871023 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The peeking-into-a-life appeal of the journal format combined with the realism of Tish's plight will satisfy readers looking for high drama with a gritty edge."
"Review" by , "A brief, serious look at a young person who is isolated and faced with some seemingly overwhelming problems."
"Review" by , "A totally happy ending would be unrealistic, but there is hope that Tish and Matt will have a better life."
"Synopsis" by , Things are so bad, I feel like I'm going to explode if I don't do something...

Everyone has to keep a journal in Mrs. Dunphrey's English class, but the teacher has promised she won't read any entry marked "Do not read this." It's the kind of assignment Tish Bonner, one of the girls with big hair who sit in the back row, usually wouldn't take very seriously. But right now, Tish desperately needs someone to talk to, even if it's only a notebook she doesn't dare let anyone read.

As Tish's life spins out of control, the entries in her journal become more and more private...and dangerous. Is she risking everything that matters to her by putting the truth on paper? And is she risking more by keeping silent?

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