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The Good Girlby Kerry Cohen Hoffmann
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EVER SINCE HER brother Marks accidental death, 15-year-old Lindsey has become the good girlgood daughter, good friend, good student. She places everyones needs before her own. Secretly, though, shes frustrated by her familys silence about Mark; she wishes she had the nerve to tell off one of her so-called best friends, a queen bee who wants the new boy at school for herself; and she longs to ditch obligations that prevent her from starring in the school musical. But instead of speaking her mind, Lindsey does something else . . . she starts to stealand immediately wonders how good she really is.
All the pressure to be what others expect fuels Lindseys impulse to take things. Each time the risk becomes greater, and each time she thinks shell be caught. Wants to be caught. And then, finally, she is. . . .
Ever since her brother's accidental death, 15-year-old Lindsey has become the good girl, placing everyone's needs before her own. Secretly, though, she's frustrated. But instead of speaking her mind, Lindsey starts to steal--and immediately wonders how good she really is.
About the Author
Kerry Cohen Hoffmann has worked as a psychotherapist, specializing in teen girls, and as a teacher of writing and literature. Her previous young adult novel is Easy (Simon & Schuster), an ALA–YALSA Quick Pick and finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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