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By: Guy, Rosa

0440226678 / 9780440226673
Paperback / softback
Usually dispatched within 4 weeks
United States
106 x 176 mm, 100 grams 185 pages
Secondary  Learn More Children / Juvenile Teenage / Young Adult
Quiz No: 223527, Points 7.00, Book Level 5.00,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
A powerful, award-winning novel about friendship.

Phyllisia CathyShe is fourteen. Her problems seem overwhelming: New York, after life on her sunlit West Indies island, is cold, cruel and filthy. She is insulted daily and is beaten up by classmates. What Phyllisia needs, God not being interested, is a friend.

Edith JacksonShe is fifteen. Her clothes are unpressed, her stockings bagging with big holes. Her knowledge of school is zero. She has no parents, she swears and she steals. But she is kind and offers her friendship and protection to Phyllisia. ';And so begins the struggle that is the heart of this very important book: the fight to gain perception of one's own real character; the grim struggle for self-knowledge.'Alice Walker, The New York Times


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