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Groundwood Books

True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

Written by Martha Brooks

For students in grades - 7 | Published October 01, 2003 | ISBN 9780888995698
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Runaways

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Regular price $14.95 CAD

224 pages | 7.060 in × 4.310 in
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About this book

True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

Martha Brooks

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.

About the Author

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.

Awards and Praise

Winner — Governor General's Literary Awards: Text

"A clear-eyed and clarifying look at power of community..." — School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"Brooks has a masterful hand at description.....she shares her vision of the richness of ordinary life in all its pain and glory." — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"[Brooks] has created a quietly astonishing work of art....a loving tribute to the big stories in little lives." — Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

  • Long-listed OLA White Pine Award, 2003
  • Winner Governor General's Literary Awards: Text, 2002
  • Winner CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award, 2003
  • Short-listed Ruth Schwartz Award, 2003