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New York : Morrow, 1984
Carlson is a thirteen year old who is sent to live with her grandmother
after her mother has a nervous breakdown. There is always yelling and unpleasantness
in the home. At school, Merle becomes friends with Jinx who has problems
of her own. Jinx is being beaten by both her father and her boyfriend.
There are many types of child abuse that can have devastating effects on
children. This book explores some of them.
Mentally ill -- Fiction.
Family problems -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
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