What I Believe
When Vicki's father is laid off from his job, everything changes. Her family moves to a city apartment, and Vicki has to forge a new path at her urban school. Worst of all, one night her depressed father simply disappears. Vicki soon finds herself living a double life--fine on the outside, anything "but" fine on the inside--and that leads to a moral dilemma she's ultimately forced to confront.
- Paperback | 163 pages
- 114.3 x 175.26 x 15.24mm | 68.04g
- 01 May 2007
- Harcourt Paperbacks
- United States
- black & white illustrations
"Mazer traces the ungluing of a suburbanite family in this emotionally taut book narrated by middle-schooler Vicki Marnet. . . . Often poignant journal entries add up to a candid portrayal of how a teen's life can change overnight."--"Publishers Weekly" (10/17/05, starred review)
About Norma Fox Mazer
NORMA FOX MAZER is an award-winning novelist and a faculty member for the Vermont College MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program. Her books have received a Newbery Honor, a Christopher Award, an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, a National Book Award nomination, and other honors. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont.