True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

Written by: Brooks, Martha
ages 12 and up / grades 7 and up
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.
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.
Published By Groundwood Books Ltd - Oct 1, 2002
Specifications 224 pages | 4.31 in x 7.06 in
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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

Audience ages 12 and up / grades 7 and up