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Swallowing stones

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Michael fires his new rifle into the air on July Fourth, never imagining that his bullet will end up killing a man named Charlie Ward. So begins this taut drama of Michael MacKenzie and of Charlie Ward's daughter, Jenna, as the two teenagers react to the tragedy. Mournful Jenna tries to understand why she no longer feels comfortable with her boyfriend and why a near stranger named Michael keeps appearing in her dreams. Michael digs a grave for the rifle but finds that he can't bury his guilt. And the longer he hides the truth, the more people in his life he seems to hurt. Meanwhile, the police are narrowing in.
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Grouping Title swallowing stones
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subject_facet Death -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Grief -- Fiction, Guilt -- Fiction
title_display Swallowing stones
title_full Swallowing Stones, Swallowing stones / Joyce McDonald
title_short Swallowing stones
topic_facet Death, Families, Grief, Guilt, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature