Leftovers

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Orca Book Publishers, Apr 1, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 208 pages
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Fifteen-year-old Sarah Greene's father -- chef by day, camera buff by night -- choked to death on a piece of steak. It was the best day of Sarah's life. But a year later, Sarah still struggles with the legacy of her father's abuse. While other girls her age are determined to find boyfriends and part-time jobs and dresses for the prom, Sarah is on a search-and-destroy mission: to find the shoe box containing her father's collection of kiddy porn. After a brief skirmish with the law, Sarah is sentenced to do community service hours at Camp Dog Gone Fun, a summer program for shelter dogs. With the love of a big goofy dog named Judy, the friendship of Sullivan, a guy with problems of his own, and the support of a few good adults, Sarah begins to understand her past and believe in a brighter future.

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User Review  - EKAnderson - LibraryThing

This one wasn't quite as intense as I'd expected -- one of its core themes is sexual abuse -- and I found the author's treatment of this theme a little too light. However, the story was compelling ... Read full review

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User Review  - mosylu1 - LibraryThing

Sarah's not the kind of girl you generally find doing community service. She's smart, she gets good grades, and she's never caused a lick of trouble until the night she smashed her mother's boyfriend ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Heather Waldorf was born in Ottawa and raised in small-town Eastern Ontario. She now lives in Toronto with Moose, an aged golden retriever. Heather is addicted to green tea, jigsaw puzzles, mystery novels and the tv show Bones. Also a lover of the great outdoors, she's never written a novel that doesn't, at some point, put the main character in a canoe.

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