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Irwin, Hadley
New York : Atheneum, 1985.
IL 5-9
Chip fell in love when he was thirteen. Abby was like two different people though. She was smart, witty, good looking but sometimes she was so distant it was scary. Abby confided in Chip -- asked him to wait until she could work out her problems -- her abuse -- and he agreed. The story opens with Chip listening to Abby's Valedictorian speech from high school. "Nothing that happens to us affects only us. Nothing we do affects only ourselves. We belong to the world and the world belongs to us ..."
SUBJECTS:     Child abuse -- Fiction
                        Incest -- Fiction


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