Saying It Out Loud

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Puffin Books, Aug 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 136 pages
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Mindy has always relied upon her mother-to listen to her, to ease the tension between Mindy and her withdrawn father, to love her. Then her mother is diagnosed with a brain tumor. After her surgery, she is no longer a laughing, lively presence. She has lost the power of speech, and her memory-and Mindy has lost her mother forever. Based upon Joan Abelove's own life, here is the wrenching story of a girl losing her mother early, a girl with a father who will not acknowledge what is going on-a girl who could have been you, or someone you know.

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User Review  - joyfiction - LibraryThing

A sad story about a girl who has lost her mother. Watching her come to term with what happened to her is an interesting journey- and a touching one. By the end of it I cried. I would definitely recommend this story to anyone who likes tales that are sad in a hopeful way. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Abelove moves from the exotic rain forest of her debut, Go and Come Back (1998), to more familiar suburban territory for this anguish-ridden tale of a teenager whose mother is terminally ill. As her ... Read full review


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Abelove has a doctorate in cultural anthropology.

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