The Dear One

The Dear One

3.93 (370 ratings by Goodreads)
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Feni is furious when she finds out that her mother has agreed to take a fifteen-year-old pregnant girl into their home until her baby is born. What kind of girl would let herself get into so much trouble? How can Feni live under the same roof with someone like that? Her worst fears are confirmed when Rebecca arrives: she is mean, bossy, and uneducated. Feni decides she will have nothing to do with her. But it's hard not to be curious about a girl so close to her in age who "seems" so different. . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 17.78mm | 90.72g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0142501905
  • 9780142501900

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This is a strong, original, and life-affirming book. ("Kirkus Reviews ") Woodson's deep understanding of and concern for the role of black women in society is evident as she eloquently introduces the reader to teenage pregnancy, alternate lifestyles and adoption in her moving, powerful story. ("Publishers Weekly")
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370 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 37% (137)
4 28% (103)
3 27% (101)
2 7% (26)
1 1% (3)
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