Things Left Unsaid

By Hemphill, Stephanie

Publishers Summary:
After a lifetime of conforming to the image of what her parents and high school friends want her to be, Sarah must come to terms with her own identity when her destructive best friend tries to commit suicide. Told in the form of free-verse poems.

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ISBN
978-0-78681-850-1
Publisher
Hyperion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2005

Gr 6-8 Sarah is not unlike other teens; she's interested in shopping, boys, and her girlfriends. However, she is tired of her predictable life and is "looking for something." The "something" she finds is Robin -a defiant, tough-talking girl who smokes, vandalizes, and wears nothing but black. Sharing an affinity to buck authority, the two become fast friends. Even Sarah isn't sure why she has given up her friends and lost herself. She posits, " -&I often choose to be the plastic doll o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2005

High school sophomore Sarah is ready for a change, "tired of being the Sarah / my mother constructs, / predictable as lettuce on a diet, / ribbons in my hair, floral / nightgown, straight A's." When she's suddenly chosen to be a troubled girl's sidekick, Sarah begins to reinvent herself in Robin's image. Gradually she retreats into herself and silence, but she is suddenly jolted out of her ill-fitting new persona when Robin attempts suicide. The school-year sha...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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