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The Resource Unbecoming, Jenny Downham, (electronic resource)

Unbecoming, Jenny Downham, (electronic resource)

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Unbecoming
Title
Unbecoming
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Jenny Downham
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Language
eng
Summary
Three women. Three generations. Three secrets. Katie's life is falling apart: her best friend thinks she's a freak, her mother, Caroline, controls every aspect of her life, and her estranged grandmother, Mary, appears as if out of nowhere. Mary has dementia and needs lots of care, and when Katie starts putting together Mary's life story, secrets and lies are uncovered: Mary's illegitimate baby, her zest for life and freedom and men; the way she lived her life to the full yet suffered huge sacrifices along the way. As the relationship between Mary and Caroline is explored, Katie begins to understand her own mother's behavior, and from that insight, the terrors about her sexuality, her future, and her younger brother are all put into perspective. Funny, sad, honest, and wise, this powerful multigenerational novel from international bestseller Jenny Downham celebrates life like no book before
Summary
Three women - three secrets - one heart-stopping story. Katie, seventeen, in love with someone whose identity she can't reveal. Her mother Caroline, uptight, worn out and about to find the past catching up with her. Katie's grandmother, Mary, back with the family after years of mysterious absence and 'capable of anything', despite suffering from Alzheimers. As Katie cares for an elderly woman who brings daily chaos to her life, she finds herself drawn to her
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Award
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
  • USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2017.
  • Rainbow List, 2017.
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Downham, Jenny
Index
no index present
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700
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
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True
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Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Unbecoming, Jenny Downham, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780545907323
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07163f10-381a-47d8-8eb5-b3e5417b0f79
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Unbecoming, Jenny Downham, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780545907323
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
07163f10-381a-47d8-8eb5-b3e5417b0f79
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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