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A small madness, Dianne Touchell

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A small madness
Title
A small madness
Statement of responsibility
Dianne Touchell
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Language
eng
Summary
Rose and Michael are good students with bright futures. They are also in love. But when Rose gets pregnant, her behavior becomes increasingly strange as she pulls away from her best friend, and from Michael, while she struggles to cope with her predicament. Rose cannot admit that she is pregnant ("If I say it, it will come to be true."). She moves from denial to ineptly trying to terminate her pregnancy, to believing that she has miscarried, while deep inside, she is on a mental and emotional downward spiral. Meanwhile, Michael, in his confusion, desperation to help and fear of the wrath of his controlling father, sinks into his own kind of small madness. Inspired by the story of two teens in the US who were arrested for hiding the girl's pregnancy and later disposing of the baby, Touchell says, "When I saw them on TV I was amazed to see they looked like normal kids. They were from good families; they just looked destroyed... . I thought, there's more than one victim here; what went on with these kids and why did they think they had no one to go to'" This is a moving and powerfully written novel told from the alternating viewpoints of Rose and Michael with compassion and a gentle touch. It is an honest, unflinching look at the complex world of young readers
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Title
A small madness
Creator
Summary
A devastating, compelling novel that will get everyone talking, from the author of Creepy and Maud. Rose didn't tell anyone about it. She wondered if it showed. She looked at herself in the mirror and turned this way and then that way. She stood as close to the mirror as she could, leaning over the bathroom basin, looking into her own eyes until they disappeared behind the fog of her breath. Looking for something. Some evidence that she was different now. Something had shifted inside her, a gear being ratcheted over a clunky cog, gaining torque, starting her up. But it didn't show. How could all of these feelings not show? She was a woman now but it didn't show and she couldn't tell anyone
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Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2016.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10429254
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
j823/.92
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
810
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
juvenile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Dianne Touchell
A small madness, Dianne Touchell
Label
A small madness, Dianne Touchell
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2698300
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn913176303
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unknown
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Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781554988396
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2740456F-515F-4B0B-8CFF-60DAE97110B5
System control number
(OCoLC)913176303

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