New York : Dial Books for
Young Readers, 2001
was the last time you looked at yourself in a mirror? For most of us, that
was probably this morning. So imagine, if you can, that the image you have
of yourself is so awful that you refuse to look at your reflection for
over seven years. Then your brother kills himself and you're left feeling
that somehow it's your fault because if you hadn't been so wrapped up in
your own pain, maybe you would have noticed his. Wouldn't you feel like
you needed to do something? Something that might somehow make up for what
you hadn't done. In Black Mirror by Nancy Werlin, 16 year old Frances
Leventhal feels that she is partly responsible for her brother Daniel's
suicide. So she tries reaching out to his friends and becoming involved
in Unity Service, the charitable organization that meant so much to him
when he was alive. But instead of being welcomed, she is warned by the
members to stay away. Something just isn't right with Unity and Frances
is beginning to wonder if that "something" isn't the real reason why her
brother is dead. What are they hiding? And will Frances be able to
find out or will finding out mean death for her too? (Virginia Wright,
Murder -- Fiction.
Boarding schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
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