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True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

Written by Martha Brooks

  • 224 Pages
  • 9781554980468
  • Reading age to 12
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Situations / Runaways



Publication Date October 01, 2002

In the midst of a heaven-rattling summer storm a young stranger blows into a small prairie town. On the run after taking her latest boyfriend's truck, with a pocketful of stolen money and a heart full of pain, seventeen-year-old Noreen Stall seems to invite trouble.

And trouble comes soon enough, as Noreen's new mistakes trigger calamities that shake the lives of the residents of Pembina Lake. Acclaimed novelist Martha Brooks has written an unforgettable and award-winning story about a terribly complex heroine and the effects she has on those around her.

Winner of the CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award 2003

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Awards: Text 2002

Short-listed for the Ruth Schwartz Award 2003


Martha Brooks
Martha Brooks is an award-winning novelist, playwright and jazz singer whose books have been published in Spain, Italy, Japan, Denmark, England, Germany and Australia, as well as in Canada and the United States. She is a three-time winner of the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year, as well as the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Governor General’s Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. She lives in Winnipeg.