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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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clackamaslee, February 7, 2013 (view all comments by clackamaslee)
Oi... This was not a pleasant book. But it was very good. It is written in first person and takes the form of a letter that the narrator is writing for his youngest sister so that she can later understand the level of abuse they all suffered at the hands of their mother. Werlin described the incidents as they really would have been seen and interpreted by a boy of 13-14.

Anyone who has been through childhood abuse will identify with Matthew and the walking on eggshells and constant gauging the mood of the abuser. They will understand his hope for a hero, and his fear of his hope. Readers will feel his frustration at the way adults don't really listen or take seriously the abuse until it's almost too late. Hopefully they'll understand why so many abused and neglected kids, particularly those with siblings to look after, don't tell anyone.... and don't just leave.
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Alicia Wright, May 10, 2012 (view all comments by Alicia Wright)
I absolutely loved this book. I could not put it down, I read it in two days. The book centers around a teenage boy, and his two younger sisters. The book is mainly about how they got through living with their abusive mother. You feel for them, you feel like one of the children. You get introduced to a few other characters. They help add to the story and show what they all have to go through. The novel is written as a journal to the youngest sister from Matt. The purpose was so Matt could explain to her everything that had happened, and why things are the way they are.
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ISBN:
9780142410714
Author:
Werlin, Nancy
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Social Issues - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Emotional problems of children
Subject:
Emotional problems
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Physical and Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25x5.57x.77 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 304 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142410714 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Matt and his sisters live in fear of their mother. Once you meet her in the pages of this book, you will too. The only comfort in this gut-wrenching thriller is that you know, from page one, that Matt will survive. What you don't know is how he'll manage to do it. With lots of action, this psychologically gripping novel is Werlin at her best.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Matt and his sisters live in fear of their mother. Once you meet her in the pages of this book, you will too. The only comfort in this gut-wrenching thriller is that you know, from page one, that Matt will survive. What you don't know is how he'll manage to do it. With lots of action, this psychologically gripping novel is Werlin at her best.

"Synopsis" by , *VOYA ("Perfect 10" 5Q/5P)

"One of literature's most despicable mothers." - Publishers Weekly

"Werlin tackles the topic of child abuse with grace and insight . . . Teens will empathize with these siblings and the secrets they keep in this psychological horror story." - School Library Journal, starred review

"Werlin reinforces her reputation as a master of the YA thriller, pulling off a brilliant departure in this dark but hopeful tale, with pacing and suspense guaranteed to leave readers breathlessly turning the pages." - Booklist, starred review

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