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Dooley, Sarah.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016
IL 5-8

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Sasha has suffered many loses in her short 13 years.  First her mother left the family.  Then her father was killed in a mining accident.  Her brother Michael gave up his dream of leaving their small town to stay and take care of Sasha.  But he too is gone.  Michael has died in an accident and now Sasha is alone in the world.  She is sent to live with Phyllis, a nice woman who takes in foster children.  It isn't easy for Phyllis.  Sasha is a handful.  She runs away.  She breaks things.  She gets into fights.  But through it all, Phyllis stays by Sasha's side.  Sasha is drawn to 9-year-old Mikey who lives next door and has lots of issues of his own.  When Sasha joins the school's poetry club, she finally finds something in her life that makes sense.  Will poetry be Sasha's voice?   

SUBJECTS:     Grief -- Fiction.
                        Poetry --Therapeutic use -- Fiction.
                        West Virginia -- Fiction.

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