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Alone at Ninety Foot
By (author): Katherine Holubitsky
9781551432045 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Death, Grief, Bereavement Vancouver Jan 01, 2001
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Active 5 x 8 x 0.45 in 192 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
ABA Pick of the List 1999, Commended ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2000, Commended YALSA Quick Picks 1999, Long-listed CBC "This Morning" Book Panel Selection 1999, Commended CCBC Our Choice starred selection 1999, Commended CLA Young Adult Book Award 1999, Winner IODE Violet Downey Book Award 2000, Winner Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award nominee 2001, Short-listed New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age 1999, Commended PNLA Young Reader's Choice nominee 2002, Short-listed Red Cedar nominee 1999, Short-listed Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award nominee 1999, Short-listed Teacher Librarian Magazine Best Books for Young Adults 1999, Commended Tiny Torgi Audio Award nominee 2001, Short-listed
A realistic portrait of a young girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's death.

Fourteen year old Pamela Collins is struggling to come to terms with her mother's death. Somewhat shy, Pamela is thoughtful, full of passion, often funny and sometimes tearful as she learns to cope with the emotional overload the tragedy has brought to her life. Her favourite things include walking alone in Lynn Canyon Park, the art of Emily Carr, and a certain boy with a "wicked grin." At the moment she dislikes her English teacher, shopping and being singled out for special treatment because of her motherís death. Pamela is tall and slim and mostly uncomfortable with her rapidly changing body. She is unsure of herself and unsure of the loyalty of her friends.

Katherine Holubitsky's first novel, Alone at Ninety Foot, (Orca Book Publishers), won the CLA Book of the Year for Young Adults and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. She has also written Last Summer in Agatha, The Hippie House and The Mountain that Walked, all published by Orca. Katherine lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

"Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic and always powerful." - Resource Links

"In this gentle and introspective look at the emotional overload of a teenage girl, younger readers will find themselves relating to and caring about the realistically drawn characters." - VOYA

"Deals with complex issues with great honesty; it ends with resolutions that answer our questions while leaving the door open for more possibilities. All in all, a wonderful book." - The Observer

"Holubitsky deftly captures the clumsy sulkiness that hides adolescent heartbreak." "This is a story that manages to avoid traps of obvious confessionality while still compellingly revealing the pain and labor of adjustment to loss." - Center for Children's Books

"Authentic and insightful." - Publisher's Weekly

"Full of sharp, funny observations and up-to-date references." "Holubitsky shows real talent for writing about the world of teens and the slow road to emotional healing." - KLIATT

"Holubitsky has successfully caught the nuances of adolescent life with its mercurial highs and lows." "Highly recommended." - Children's Literature

"This is a YA novel to watch come awards time." "The subject is dark, of course, but Holubitsky writes Pam's diary entries with a rollicking lightness 12- to 16-year-olds will relish." - The Georgia Staight

"A novel whose strength comes from the way in which it leads us to recognize the contemporary world of the teen herd while it applauds those who are determinedly their own people." - Edmonton Journal

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