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Publisher Comments:

There was a man. He had a knife. He attacked us down by the river.

It was just a harmless little lie.

Anna, Emma and Mariah concoct a story about why they're late getting home one night--a story that will replace their parents' anger with

concern. They just have to stand by it. No matter what. Suddenly the police are involved, and the town demands that someone be punished. And then there is the man who is arrested and accused of a crime that never happened.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Anna, Emma, and Mariah concoct a story about why they're late getting home one night--a harmless little lie. Suddenly the police are involved, and a man is arrested and accused of a crime that never happened.

Synopsis:

Best friends Emma, Anna, and Mariah are out doing something they shouldn't. They make up a story so they won't get in trouble at home. It seems like the easy way out. What happens next challenges their friendship, their community, their relationships with their families, and their sense of themselves.

Told in the voices of the three girls who must learn to live with the lies they tell, Harmless is a gripping and provocative novel full of startling turns and surprises.

About the Author

Dana Reinhardt is the author of How to Build a House and A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, which was an ALA YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553494976
Author:
Reinhardt, Dana
Publisher:
Ember
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Honesty
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.80x5.10x.60 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 240 pages Wendy Lamb Books - English 9780553494976 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Anna, Emma, and Mariah concoct a story about why they're late getting home one night--a harmless little lie. Suddenly the police are involved, and a man is arrested and accused of a crime that never happened.
"Synopsis" by , Best friends Emma, Anna, and Mariah are out doing something they shouldn't. They make up a story so they won't get in trouble at home. It seems like the easy way out. What happens next challenges their friendship, their community, their relationships with their families, and their sense of themselves.

Told in the voices of the three girls who must learn to live with the lies they tell, Harmless is a gripping and provocative novel full of startling turns and surprises.

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