Lessons from a Dead Girl

By Jo Knowles

An unflinching story of a troubled friendship — and one girl’s struggle to come to terms with secrets and shame and find her own power to heal.

Leah Greene is dead. For Laine, knowing what really happened and the awful feeling that she is, in some way, responsible set her on a journey of painful self-discovery. Yes, she wished for this. She hated Leah that much. Hated her for all the times in the closet, when Leah made her do those things. They were just practicing, Leah said. But why did Leah choose her? Was she special, or just easy to control? And why didn’t Laine make it stop sooner? In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laine is left to explore the devastating lessons Leah taught her, find some meaning in them, and decide whether she can forgive Leah and, ultimately, herself.

  • Thoughtfully deals with serious issues of sexuality and sexual abuse.
  • A useful discussion starter to help identify warning signs and dangerous behaviour.

About the author

Jo Knowles got hooked on writing for young adults after taking a course on children's literature in college and went on to earn a master's degree from the Centre for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College. Jo was the recipient of the 2005 PEN New England Children's Book Discovery Award.

ISBN: 9780763632793
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2008
Dimensions: 133 x 196mm, 224pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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