Shadow Girl

Shadow Girl

Book - 2013
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This novel for ages nine and up is the story of a resilient young girl who struggles as the daughter of an alcoholic father and an absentee mother. Left alone to fend for herself for days at a time, she is observed by a kind and compassionate saleswoman at the mall she retreats to every day after school to avoid going "home." The saleswoman gains her trust and takes action into her own hands by reporting the girl's situation to social services. She is placed in foster care, where she dreams of being reunited with her dad, despite the deprivations in her life with him. The relationship between the girl and her foster mother is painful, and the girl's spirit disintegrates. Eventually, the saleswoman "adopts" the girl into her caring family, whose love and support enable her, finally, to believe in herself.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2013
Description: 217 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781770492905
Branch Call Number: j Morr *


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Nov 10, 2013

Very good book , enjoyed it . The poor girl had such a lousy Dad , but yet she still believed in him , eventhough he did nothing but let her down . A heart warming and uplifing story of perseverance and what caring can do .

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