Trash

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Trash
Written by Sharon Darrow
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763626244
ISBN-13: 9780763626242
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Trash

author: Sharon Darrow

For sixteen-year-old Sissy and her brother Boy, trash is a reminder of one too many sorry foster placements they've endured, a way of life they can't wait to escape. Now on the run in search of their big sister Raynell, ironically they are forced to rely on their trash-picking skills for sustenance and shelter. Reunited at last with Raynell in St. Louis, Boy and Sissy shed their old identities, reinvent themselves as graffiti artists, and splash their new names on city bridges and walls. But one night's expedition goes horribly wrong, and Sissy looks again to trash, this time as the beginning of something artful and beautiful.

"Amid gritty free verse, Darrow interweaves beautifully crafted forms such as the villanelle, sestina and pantoum, whose intricate patterns suit Sissy's mournful voice." Publishers Weekly
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763626244 /  9780763626242
on sale date:
08/2006
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
160 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Social Issues; Alternative Family; Novels In Verse; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Sharon Darrow is the author of The Painters of Lexieville and Through the Tempests Dark and Wild: A Story of Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein, illustrated by Angela Barrett. Sharon Darrow lives in Plainfield, Vermont.
 
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