Pearl (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Jul 19, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
31 Reviews

Bean (née Pearl) and Henry, misfits and best friends, have the strangest mothers in town. Henry’s mom Sally never leaves the house. Bean’s mom Lexie, if she is home, is likely nursing a hangover or venting to her friend Claire about Bean’s beloved grandfather Gus, the third member of their sunny household.

Gus’s death unleashes a host of family secrets that brings them all together. And they threaten to change everything—including Bean’s relationship with Henry, her first friend, and who also might turn out to be her first love.


  

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User Review  - kcarrigan - LibraryThing

Review from personal copy (final edition given to co-worker for evalutation and given to me because we'd already ordered the book for the collection) Kinda sad, kinda expected, kinda thought the "truth" was a lot worse than it turned out to be. Read full review

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User Review  - Alicia - Goodreads

The book could flow a little bit better to make it a stronger read because it wasn't flawless or lyrical but the story is both startling and emotional. Pearl has lived adoring her grandfather although ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
17
Section 4
23
Section 5
30
Section 6
38
Section 7
48
Section 8
59
Section 16
119
Section 17
127
Section 18
137
Section 19
145
Section 20
151
Section 21
156
Section 22
162
Section 23
174

Section 9
66
Section 10
72
Section 11
82
Section 12
89
Section 13
98
Section 14
104
Section 15
110
Section 24
188
Section 25
192
Section 26
200
Section 27
206
Section 28
212
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About the author (2011)

Jo Knowles is the author of the novels Jumping Off Swings and Lessons from a Dead Girl. She lives in Vermont with her husband and son. www.joknowles.com

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