Synopses & Reviews
For as long as I can remember, It's just been Daddy and me. I can't remember my mother. I was told she died in an accident when I was four, and that's all I know about her. I don't understand why there isn't even a picture of her. The other thing I don't understand is why we're always moving -- different towns -- with no explanations. I know something is wrong. It begins with my birth certificate-- my only link to my mother. Then I overhear a conversation: "Tell terri the truth ," Why are we moving all the time? Are we running away from something or someone? What kind of secret is Daddy hiding...and why can't he share it with me.
A teenager who lives with her father wants to know more about her mother after she overhears her aunt telling her father to "tell Terri the truth".
Thirteen-year-old Terri Mueller lives with her father and wonders why they move around a lot and why there are no pictures and no talk about her mother. She's been told that her mother is dead, but now she has reason to believe there is more to the story than she's been told and she begs her father to tell her the truth.
About the Author
Norma Fox Mazer, who lives in Pompey Hills of central New York State and in New York City, has written nearly thirty novels and short story collections for young adults. Her novels, including Missing Pieces, Out of Control,and the Newbery Honor Book After the Rain,are critically acclaimed and popular among young readers for their portrayal of teens in realistic and difficult problems. In her new book, Girlhearts,she brings back the memorable characters from Silver,who continue to deal with life's hardest moments through their honest and touching relationships.