Ask Me How I Got Here

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062387950

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About the Author

Christine Heppermann has been a reviewer and columnist for the Horn Book magazine since 1996. She has also reviewed children's and young adult books for the New York Times, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the San Antonio Express News, and many other publications. She lives with her family, and pet chickens, in Chicago, Illinois.

Reviews

"The poetry is at times strikingly beautiful, as Addie reflects on her identification with Mary, works her way through her "cafeteria Catholicism," and struggles to define her feelings toward the baby she chose not to have...a story with space for readers to fill in the gaps with their own interpretations."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This thought-provoking novel in verse is more about well-rounded Addie's gratifying process of self-determination than her choice to end her pregnancy. This absorbing book would be an excellent choice for teen book groups."--Booklist
"Heppermann's poetry is beautifully composed...thought-provoking."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"Concise, passionate poems...Heppermann's discerning and incisive verse elegantly conveys the heightened sensitivity and multilayered complexity of Addie's emotions."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The spare yet meaningful verse shines, while the poems ascribed to Addie herself are particularly poignant. ...Teens mature enough to appreciate Heppermann's subtlety will welcome this fresh, relatable novel that is bold enough to venture into relatively unexplored territory. ...Standout."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"[Addie's] observations are thought-provoking, wry, and bitingly smart. With her vibrant voice and rich characterization, Addie easily outshines the "issues" in this remarkable verse novel."--Horn Book (starred review)
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