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Silence is goldfish: a novel

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My name is Tess Turner--at least, that's what I've always been told. I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in, to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied. It never occurred to me that everyone else was lying too. Fifteen-year-old Tess doesn't mean to become mute. At first, she's just too shocked to speak. And who wouldn't be? Discovering your whole life has been a lie because your dad isn't your real father is a pretty big deal. Terrified of the truth, Tess retreats into silence. Reeling from her family's betrayal, Tess sets out to discover the identity of her real father. He could be anyone--even the familiar-looking teacher at her school. Tess continues to investigate, uncovering a secret that could ruin multiple lives. It all may be too much for Tess to handle, but how can she ask for help when she's forgotten how to use her voice? In a brilliant study of identity, betrayal, and complex family dynamics, award-winning author Annabel Pitcher explores the importance of communication, even when we're faced with unspeakable truths.
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subject_facet England -- Fiction, Fathers -- Fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Manchester (England) -- Fiction, Selective mutism -- Fiction
title_display Silence is goldfish : a novel
title_full Silence Is Goldfish, Silence is goldfish : a novel / by Annabel Pitcher
title_short Silence is goldfish :
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topic_facet Fathers, Identity, Selective mutism, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature