Touch

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Harper Collins, Jun 16, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
23 Reviews

What really happened at the back of the bus?

Did they, or didn't they?

Did she, or didn't she?

Something happened to fourteen-year-old Maisie Willard—something involving her three friends, all boys. But their stories don't match, and the rumors spin out of control. Then other people get involved . . . the school, the parents, the lawyers. The incident at the back of the bus becomes the center of Maisie's life and the talk of the school, and, horribly, it becomes news. With just a few words and a touch, the kids and their community are changed forever.

From nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes an unforgettable story about the difficulties of telling the truth, the consequences of lying, and the most dangerous twist of all—the possibility that you yourself will come to believe something that you know isn't true.

 

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Touch has a really good premise. - Goodreads
The writing is good. - Goodreads
The ending was a good surprise. - Borders
Touch by Francine Prose HarperTeen, New York, 2009. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Brooke - Goodreads

The name of the book I've read for this 6 weeks is called Touch by Francine Prose. Francine is an American writer who graduated from Radcliffe College. In 1988, she received the PEN Translation Prize ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sierra - Goodreads

This book was a very difficult one to get through emotionally. It's certainly not a happy contemporary. I really liked the way it was written. I enjoyed this book for the most part, but I'm not a fan ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
16
Section 4
29
Section 5
40
Section 6
49
Section 7
66
Section 8
71
Section 14
118
Section 15
149
Section 16
181
Section 17
201
Section 18
216
Section 19
226
Section 20
258
Section 21
264

Section 9
82
Section 10
90
Section 11
94
Section 12
106
Section 13
113
Section 22
266
Section 23
267
Section 24
270
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About the author (2009)

Francine Prose is the author of twenty works of fiction. Her novel A Changed Man won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, a Director's Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, Prose is a former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932. She lives in New York City.

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