A Girl Named Mister

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Zondervan, Aug 24, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 232 pages
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Nikki Grimes, a bestselling author known for titles such as Dark Sons, Barak Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope, and Voices of Christmas has written a gripping book from the perspective of a girl named Mister (Mary Rudine) who finds herself momentarily distracted from her faith commitment to purity by a handsome boy named Trey. After one night of weakness, Mister finds her entire life has changed, even if she can’t yet accept all the changes occurring within her are real. When the emotional scars of losing her innocence are more lasting than she imagined, Mister turns to a book of her mother’s, which contains poems from Mary’s perspective. As both Mister and Mary’s voices play out in the story, a full and meaningful portrait of Christian faith, trust, and forgiveness emerges, along with the truth that God can use even the most unplanned events in our lives for his greater glory.
 

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User Review  - mjspear - LibraryThing

Mary Rudine = MR = Mister is a good girl. She sings in the choir, wears a purity ring, and has promised to remain chaste until marriage. Bit she falls under the spell of handsome Trey and tumbles ... Read full review

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User Review  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

I'm not Christian, but I found this novel in verse to be powerfully moving. Grimes tells the story of Mister, or Mary Rudine, a 15 year old who finds herself pregnant. Grimes alternates Mister's voice ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
Outsider
Amnesia
Phone Call
Vanishing
Gabriel
Truth Time
Hands
Copyright

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New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, and Coretta Scott King Author Honor books Jazmin's Notebook, Talkin' About Bessie, Dark Sons, The Road to Paris, and Words with Wings. Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in California.

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