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Silent to the Bone

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Awards

An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults.

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

On Wednesday, November 25, at 2:43 P. M., Eastern Standard Time, Branwell Zamborska is struck dumb. Nikki, his baby half sister, has slipped into a coma. Branwell dials 911, but when the emergency operator answers, he cannot speak. He cannot explain what is wrong. He cannot utter a sound.

Vivian Shawcurt, the au pair from England, takes over. She tells the emergency medical team that Branwell dropped Nikki and shook her.

Nikki is taken to the Clarion County Hospital, and Branwell is sent to the Clarion County Juvenile Behavioral Center.

Branwell's dad asks Connor, Branwell's best friend, to visit the Behavioral Center to see if he can break the silence and find out what happened. Connor knows that Branwell loves Nikki. Why would he hurt her?

Connor finds a way to communicate with Branwell and, with the help of Margaret, his older half sister, he begins to investigate the events leading up to the silence. Slowly he discovers what Branwell's problems really are and what it takes to help Branwell reveal what happened that Wednesday afternoon.

More than a detective story — though that element is here — this many-layered tale explores in E. L. Konigsburg's unique manner basic human needs and emotions with suspense, excitement, and deep understanding.

Review:

"E. L. Konigsburg is one of our brainiest writers for young people, not only in the considerable cerebral powers she brings to her books but in the intellectual demands she makes on her characters....As much as the mystery, what this book seeks to solve is an equation. I couldn't write it out for you, but it has to do with those pairs of half siblings who help each other to become whole....Konigsburg has thought hard about how families arrange themselves." Roger Sutton, The New York Times

Review:

"Konigsburg gets behind today's tabloid headlines with a compelling mystery that is also a moving story of family, friendship, and seduction." Booklist

Synopsis:

After he's suspected of causing a severe injury to his baby half-sister, Nikki, Branwell suddenly loses his ability to speak. Branwell's best friend Connor is sure Branwell wouldn't have hurt Nikki, but how can he prove it when Branwell can't speak for himself?

Synopsis:

Speechless

Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki lies in a coma, and Branwell is in a juvenile behavioral center, suspected of a horrible crime and unable to utter the words to tell what really happened. Connor is the only one who might be able to break through Branwell's wall of silence. But how can he prove Branwell didn't commit the unspeakable act of which he's accused — when Branwell can't speak for himself?

Synopsis:

andlt;Bandgt;Speechlessandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki lies in a coma, and Branwell is in a juvenile behavioral center, suspected of a horrible crime and unable to utter the words to tell what really happened. Connor is the only one who might be able to break through Branwell's wall of silence. But how can he prove Branwell didn't commit the unspeakable act of which he's accused — when Branwell can't speak for himself?

About the Author

E. L. Konigsburg has a degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and has done graduate work in organic chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689836022
Cover by:
Konigsburg, E. L.
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Author:
Konigsburg, E. L.
Author:
Marcus, Barry David
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Babysitters
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Social Situations - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Family - Stepfamilies
Subject:
Emotional problems
Subject:
Remarriage
Subject:
Mutism, Elective
Subject:
Social Issues - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Physical and Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
#06
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 6.58 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 272 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9780689836022 Reviews:
"Review" by , "E. L. Konigsburg is one of our brainiest writers for young people, not only in the considerable cerebral powers she brings to her books but in the intellectual demands she makes on her characters....As much as the mystery, what this book seeks to solve is an equation. I couldn't write it out for you, but it has to do with those pairs of half siblings who help each other to become whole....Konigsburg has thought hard about how families arrange themselves."
"Review" by , "Konigsburg gets behind today's tabloid headlines with a compelling mystery that is also a moving story of family, friendship, and seduction."
"Synopsis" by , After he's suspected of causing a severe injury to his baby half-sister, Nikki, Branwell suddenly loses his ability to speak. Branwell's best friend Connor is sure Branwell wouldn't have hurt Nikki, but how can he prove it when Branwell can't speak for himself?
"Synopsis" by ,

Speechless

Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki lies in a coma, and Branwell is in a juvenile behavioral center, suspected of a horrible crime and unable to utter the words to tell what really happened. Connor is the only one who might be able to break through Branwell's wall of silence. But how can he prove Branwell didn't commit the unspeakable act of which he's accused — when Branwell can't speak for himself?

"Synopsis" by , andlt;Bandgt;Speechlessandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki lies in a coma, and Branwell is in a juvenile behavioral center, suspected of a horrible crime and unable to utter the words to tell what really happened. Connor is the only one who might be able to break through Branwell's wall of silence. But how can he prove Branwell didn't commit the unspeakable act of which he's accused — when Branwell can't speak for himself?
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