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Peachtree Publishers, Mar 6, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 229 pages
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Strong characters, complex relationships, and believable dialogue combine to create an unforgettable story of loss and redemption.
Pamela Jean (a.k.a. Star) is sixteen when her mother dies of breast cancer. Star is angry that her mother has died and left her, and nothing seems to make her feel better: Not talking to her shrink. Not playing rock music with her best friend Dooley. Not even listening to her mother's old familiar Beatles albums.
It is not until Star finds an unsent letter addressed to John Lennon and a broken-down vintage Gibson guitar that she begins to find a way out of her grief…and maybe even a way to take care of some unfinished business left by her mother.
Written with compassion, Mark Delaney's new novel offers a realistic and poignant look at a difficult period in a teenager's life.

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User Review  - Emily Argall - Goodreads

Pepperland by Mark Delaney Book review by Emi Argall Pepperland is a young adult novel based in early 1980. It is about a girl named Star suffering from mild psychological turmoil after her mother's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christel - Goodreads

It was so cute!!! Mark Delany takes a cliche plot and turns it into something fresh and original. I love the use of John Lennon as aa motivating force in the book and the use of flash backs were well placed and managed to add depth to the plot. Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Delaney earned a masters degree in comparative literature from the University of California. He taught English at the secondary level for nine years in California before relocating to Tennessee, where he operated a bookstore. He currently teaches high school English outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

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