Hyacinth Girls

Hyacinth Girls

Book - 2015
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A stunning debut about a young teenager on the brink and a parent desperate to find the truth before it's too late.

   Thirteen year old Callie is accused of bullying at school, but Rebecca knows the gentle girl she's raised must be innocent. After Callie is exonerated, she begins to receive threatening notes from the girl who accused her, and as these notes become desperate, Rebecca feels compelled to intervene. As she tries to save this unbalanced girl, Rebecca remembers her own intense betrayals and best-friendships as a teenager, when her failure to understand those closest to her led to tragedy. She'll do anything to make this story end differently. But Rebecca doesn't understand what's happening or who is truly a victim, and now Callie is in terrible danger.
   This raw and beautiful story about the intensity of adolescent emotions and the complex identity of a teenage girl looks unflinchingly at how cruelty exists in all of us, and how our worst impulses can estrange us from ourselves - or even save us.
Publisher: New York :, Crown Publishers,, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780553418057
Branch Call Number: FICTION Frankel Lauren 05/2015
Characteristics: 295 pages ;,25 cm


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Dec 05, 2015

While the plot line was good, the flashbacks and the order the story is told becomes confusing.

KateHillier Jun 24, 2015

Got to say this one fell a little flat for me. The two different plots didn't gel nicely - sometimes I found it hard to catch on that the narrative had switched - and I really just felt like the point that the book was trying to make just wasn't being made in the best way. It felt underdeveloped overall to me. The bullying plot was a lot more hard hitting at the end of the book but it just came off as too little too late at that point.


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