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Publisher Comments:

"STUNNING, EVOCATIVE . . . [A] well-crafted coming-of-age novel."

--School Library Journal

Fifteen-year-old Megumi was very sad when her parents broke up. But now, with her mother running off on a "trip" to her own childhood home, Megumi is left to stay with her father (who is never around) and her cranky grandmother (who is unfortunately always around).

Just when she feels that no one cares, Megumi meets Dr. Mizutani, a smart young woman who offers Megumi a part-time job in her veterinary office helping her heal sick birds. Dr. Mizutani seems to understand Megumi without asking a lot of questions. And as Megumi finally begins to accept why her mother had to leave, she discovers a confident strength within herself. . . .

"The text gains an intensity from the discipline with which every detail of this accomplished work is orchestrated from the first page to the last."

--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449704530
Author:
Mori, Kyoko
Publisher:
Fawcett Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Divorce
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Japan Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
fiction;young adult
Edition Number:
1st Ballantine ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Fawcett Juniper young adult fiction
Series Volume:
1013
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.90x5.54x.56 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
13-UP

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