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Being Fishkill

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Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
English
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Fishkill Carmel fends for herself, with her fists if need be -- until a thwarted lunch theft introduces her to strange, sunny Duck-Duck and a chance for a new start. Born in the backseat of a moving car, Carmel Fishkill was unceremoniously pushed into a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, love. At age thirteen, she begins to fight back. Carmel Fishkill becomes Fishkill Carmel, who deflects her tormenters with a strong left hook and conceals her secrets from teachers and social workers. But Fishkill's fierce defenses falter when she meets eccentric optimist Duck-Duck Farina, and soon they, along with Duck-Duck's mother, Molly, form a tentative family, even as Fishkill struggles to understand her place in it. This fragile new beginning is threatened by the reappearance of Fishkill's unstable mother -- and by unfathomable tragedy. Poet Ruth Lehrer's young adult debut is a stunning, revelatory look at what defines and sustains "family." And, just as it does for Fishkill, meeting Duck-Duck Farina and her mother will leave readers forever changed.
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ISBN:
9780763684426
9780763697020
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 5, 12 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 730L
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Last Grouping Update 2018-12-18 22:55:50PM
Last Indexed 2018-12-18 07:47:37AM

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subject_facet Abused teenagers -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, American, Homeless teenagers -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Teenage girls -- Fiction
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title_full Being Fishkill, Being Fishkill / by Ruth Lehrer
title_short Being Fishkill
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