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Something Girl
See Entire Series: Orca Soundings
Item #: 347-8 Includes: Paperback book
Price: $13.00
Reading Level (Grade): 2.80 Interest Level (Age): 12-18+
Author(s): Beth Goobie

I couldn’t swallow. I couldn’t talk. When I got scared like this, a hand came up from inside and grabbed all the words out of my mouth. My dad started coming toward me and everything went into slow motion. I tried to run into the kitchen, but every step seemed to take five minutes. So I grabbed a chair and pulled it in front of me. My dad picked it up and threw it across the room. Then he grabbed my arm. “Stupid,” he hissed. “No good. Nothing.” Sophie is in a lot of trouble. She is on probation for stealing and is doing poorly at school. Her mom doesn’t really talk to her, and the other adults in her life are pressuring Sophie to talk about her bruises. Sophie worries that if she tells, she will be sent to live in a group home. Her friend Jujube is the only person who knows the truth, and now Jujube, too, wants Sophie to speak up. Beth Goobie is the award-winning auther of books for young adults, including Before Wings, The Lottery, and Sticks and Stones. Beth lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.