The Girl in the Mirror

A Novel in Poems and Journal Entries

By KEARNEY, Meg

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ISBN
978-0-89255-385-3
Publisher
Persea Bks.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 9 Up—Lizzie McLane knows how lucky she is to be with her adoptive parents, but she's curious about her birth mother. Her family requests information about her, but when Lizzie's dad has a heart attack on his way to work, dying in the car, Lizzie's massive grief stalls her need to know about the woman who gave her up for adoption. At first, the 17-year-old can't even find solace in the writing and poetry that she adored. Her...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2012

Lizzie McLane (The Secret of Me, 2005) is on the cusp of an exciting future: high school graduation is right around the corner, and she has just received a long-awaited letter from the adoption agency with information about her birth mother. But her adoptive father unexpectedly dies that same day, and everything else falls away. It is with this excruciating event that Kearney's coming-of-age novel in poems and journal entries begins. Lizzie loses interest in (and cont...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Lizzie McLane (<i>The Secret of Me</i>) has just received a letter from the adoption agency with information about her birth mother...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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