True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

By Brooks, Martha

Publishers Summary:
A confused seventeen-year-old girl, a single mother and her young son, two elderly women, and a sad and lonely man, with their own individual tragedies to bear, come together in a small Manitoba town and find a way to a better future.

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ISBN
978-0-37437-806-6
Publisher
Kroupa Farrar


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2003

Gr 9-Up At 17, Noreen has led an unhappy life, overloaded with conflict. One stormy night, she drives off in her most recent boyfriend's truck and finds her way to a rundown caf in a small Canadian town. It is operated by a sad and impoverished ex-schoolteacher who is raising her young son, Seth, alone. Noreen's talent for trouble, fed by the fires of her careless bravado, soon surface as she endangers the child's dog by feeding it a chicken bone, and moves on to set a real ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2003

Seventeen-year-old Noreen may seem like a heartless girl, but who could blame her? A tough childhood has left her untrusting and untrustworthy, unloved and unloving. Brooks's novel focuses on Noreen, pregnant and feuding with her boyfriend and anyone else who crosses her path, but also explores the lives of two other women: seventy-six-year-old Dolores, who lost her daughter to cancer a year ago, and thirty-six-year-old Lynda, a single mom struggling to stay afloat. The opening description of the sky as the belly of a Goddess, "an immense and rounded womb," set...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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