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The Resource Beauty of the Broken, Tawni Waters, (electronic resource)

Beauty of the Broken, Tawni Waters, (electronic resource)

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Beauty of the Broken
Title
Beauty of the Broken
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Tawni Waters
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Language
eng
Summary
In this lyrical, heartwrenching story about a forbidden first love, a teen seeks the courage to care for another girl despite her small town's bigotry and her father's violent threats. Growing up in conservative small-town New Mexico, fifteen-year-old Mara was never given the choice to be different. Her parents—an abusive, close-minded father and a detached alcoholic mother—raised Mara to be like all the other girls in Barnaby: God-fearing, churchgoing, and straight. Mara wants nothing to do with any of it. She feels most at home with her best friend and older brother, Iggy, but Iggy hasn't been the same since their father beat him and put him in the hospital with a concussion. As Mara's mother feeds her denial with bourbon and Iggy struggles with his own demons, Mara finds an escape with her classmate Xylia. A San Francisco transplant, Xylia is everything Mara dreams of being: free-spirited, open, wild. The closer Mara and Xylia become, the more Mara feels for her—even though their growing relationship is very much forbidden in Barnaby. Just as Mara begins to live a life she's only imagined, the girls' secret is threatened with exposure and Mara's world is thrown into chaos. Mara knows she can't live without Xylia, but can she live with an entire town who believes she is an abomination worse than the gravest sin?
Summary
As if her parents' heavy drinking and her father's abuse--which nearly killed her half-brother, Iggy--were not enough, fifteen-year-old Mara is caught kissing her girlfriend, Xylia, by the preacher's son and becomes terrified that her own life is at risk
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Award
International Reading Association Children's Book Award for Young Adult Fiction, 2015.
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10376846
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Waters, Tawni
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no index present
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690
Literary form
fiction
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  • 10
  • 12
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True
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  • Romance
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Beauty of the Broken, Tawni Waters, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781481407106
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36db408f-fd53-4105-9305-cd198af9efea
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Beauty of the Broken, Tawni Waters, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781481407106
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
36db408f-fd53-4105-9305-cd198af9efea
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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