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Black-Eyed Suzie (Paperback)

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Suzie is a dark-eyed twelve-year-old who desperately needs to feel safe and worthy of love. Seeking only to be "good enough," she remains motionless and silent for hours on end, feeling the walls of her psychological prison pressing against her. Ultimately, Suzie finds herself in a mental hospital where she begins a long and fear-filled journey. To make sense of her world, Suzie must piece together a puzzle that involves seemingly unrelated clues--a broken bicycle, a torn picture, peacock feathers, and more--which together reveal a secret that is likely to change Suzie's life forever, and give her an opportunity to regain her voice and reclaim here spirit.

About the Author

Susan Shaw and her husband live in Wayne, Pennsylvania. She is the author of The Boy from the Basement, a New York Public LIbrary Best Book for the Teen Age, and the newly released Safe.

Praise For…

"A riveting story that could serve well to help other children deal with a difficult family situation." --School Library Journal

* "Readers will find themselves cheering Suzie on as she progresses to regain her confidence and trust. The book gives a realistic look at depression, mental illness, and child abuse." --Book Report, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781590785331
ISBN-10: 1590785339
Publisher: Astra Young Readers
Publication Date: August 1st, 2007
Pages: 176
Language: English