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Aladdin, May 1, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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When Kit Hathaway makes a mistake, she doesn't fool around.

Upset about losing the lead in the school play and problems with her obnoxious stepfather, Kit impulsively steals a gold bracelet from a fancy department store. And promptly gets caught.

Suddenly her whole life changes. Kit is sure she's blown her chance at a scholarship, and even her relationship with her best friend is strained. Ironically, the only good thing is her sentence: 20 hours of volunteer work at the humane society. Kit feels just like those animals...caged in. But with the help of a special new friend, Kit comes to a startling realization: the key to her cage is right in her own hand.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

It's bad enough that Kit doesn't make the cast of the school play; when she goes home, her stepfather is drunk again. Later, seeing conceited classmate Marcia at a jewelry store, she impulsively tries ... Read full review

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this is a really good book i read it its the best!!!!!!


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About the author (1993)

PEG KEHRET's popular novels for young people are regularly nominated for state awards. She has received the Young Hoosier Award, the Golden Sower Award, the Iowa Children's Choice Award, the Celebrate Literacy Award, the Sequoyah Award, the Land of Enchantment Award, the Maud Hart Lovelace Award, and the Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award. She lives with her husband, Carl, and their animal friends in Washington State, where she is a volunteer at the Humane Society and SPCA. Her two grown children and four grandchildren live in Washington, too.

Peg's Minstrel titles include Nightmare Mountain: Sisters, Long Ago; Cages; Terror at the Zoo; Horror at the Haunted House; and the Frightmares series.

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