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The Resource Pearl, Deirdre Riordan Hall

Pearl, Deirdre Riordan Hall

Label
Pearl
Title
Pearl
Statement of responsibility
Deirdre Riordan Hall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When her uncle agrees to pay the tuition at a private boarding school, seventeen-year-old Pearl hopes to escape the homelessness and drama of life with her mother, a former rock star who has ruined her life with drugs
Summary
"Run fast and run far, unless you’re fearless. Unless you’re courageous. I’m not, but I’d like to be." Pearl Jaeger is seventeen and homeless after drugs, poverty, and addiction unraveled the life she shared with JJ, her formerly glamorous rock star mother. "This moment of happiness is fleeting; someone will take it from me." When tragedy brings a chance to start over at an elite boarding school, she doesn’t hesitate. Yet the only salvation comes from an art teacher as troubled as Pearl, and she faces the stark reality that what she thought she wanted isn’t straightforward. "I trace the outline of my reflection in a window. I am no more than a replica of my mother. This is not the self-portrait I want to paint." Through the friendships she forms at school—especially with Grant, a boy who shows Pearl what it means to trust and forgive—she begins to see a path not defined by her past. But when confronted with the decision to be courageous or to take the easy way forged by her mother’s failures, which direction will Pearl choose?
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10482442
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.1.H28
LC item number
Pe 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Pearl, Deirdre Riordan Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20635396
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781503953093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn921867828
  • (OCoLC)921867828
  • (CoLwJCPL)jcplb21687158
Label
Pearl, Deirdre Riordan Hall
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20635396
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781503953093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn921867828
  • (OCoLC)921867828
  • (CoLwJCPL)jcplb21687158

Library Locations

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      55 S. Cale St., Poseyville, IN, 47633, US
      38.168605 -87.783271

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