Deirdre Riordan Hall 1: Pearl

ISBN 13: 9781511307628

9781511307628: 1: Pearl
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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?

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

During her teens, Deirdre Riordan Hall traveled throughout the United States and Europe, developing a love for stories and a desire to connect with worlds—imagined or real—on the page. She has written Sugar, To the Sea, Surfaced, and the Follow Your Bliss series. When not spending time with her family, writing, or traveling, Hall is at the beach, pretending to be a mermaid.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 9 and Up: Pearl Jaeger is teetering on the edge of control. Will she burn out like a dying star, or will she overcome her demons and leave the past behind? Pearl is the daughter of a washed-up, drug-addicted rock star, living in a small New York City apartment with her mother and her mother’s abusive boyfriend. Pearl and her mother are forced to live in a homeless shelter after fleeing the boyfriend and their home. Just when it seems Pearl’s life can’t get any worse, her mother accidentally burns down the homeless shelter they are staying in, while trying to get high. It is blatantly apparent that Pearl’s mother needs to be admitted to rehab, leaving the teen in the care of her rich politician uncle. Not wanting anyone to know about Pearl or her mother, he sends his niece to an exclusive boarding school. Once at school, she quickly falls into the scene she was trying to leave behind. She becomes entangled with classmates who value drinking and drugs more than their studies. Pearl must fight to stop herself from following her mother down the path of addiction and self-destruction. This is an accurate depiction of addiction, peer pressure, and temptation from a teen’s perspective. Due to some of the content (drug abuse, sex, death, and spousal abuse), this book would be better suited for older teens. Verdict: A read for mature teens looking for realistic fiction dealing with the struggles of addiction, love, and identity. —Annalise Ammer, Henrietta Public Library, NY

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 9.99
US$ 8.53

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Deirdre Riordan Hall
Published by BRILLIANCE AUDIO (2016)
ISBN 10: 1511307625 ISBN 13: 9781511307628
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BRILLIANCE AUDIO, 2016. CD-Audio. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New. 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?. Seller Inventory # BRI9781511307628

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 8.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Deirdre Riordan Hall
Published by Brilliance Audio
ISBN 10: 1511307625 ISBN 13: 9781511307628
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio. Condition: New. Brand New, This is a MP3 audio CD. Seller Inventory # 1511307625

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 4.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Deirdre Riordan Hall
ISBN 10: 1511307625 ISBN 13: 9781511307628
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Pearl. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781511307628

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 8.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Deirdre Riordan Hall
Published by BRILLIANCE AUDIO (2016)
ISBN 10: 1511307625 ISBN 13: 9781511307628
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BRILLIANCE AUDIO, 2016. CD-Audio. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New. 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?. Seller Inventory # BRI9781511307628

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 17.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Deirdre Riordan Hall
Published by BRILLIANCE AUDIO (2016)
ISBN 10: 1511307625 ISBN 13: 9781511307628
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BRILLIANCE AUDIO, 2016. CD-Audio. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New. 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?. Seller Inventory # BTE9781511307628

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 17.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Hall, Deirdre Riordan
Published by Brilliance Audio
ISBN 10: 1511307625 ISBN 13: 9781511307628
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio. Condition: New. MP3 CD. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 1511307625

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 18.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hall, Deirdre Riordan
Published by Brilliance Audio (2016)
ISBN 10: 1511307625 ISBN 13: 9781511307628
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2016. MP3 CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111511307625

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 32.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Hall, Deirdre Riordan
Published by Brilliance Audio (2016)
ISBN 10: 1511307625 ISBN 13: 9781511307628
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2016. Compact Disc. Condition: Brand New. mp3 edition. 6.75x5.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1511307625

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 32.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.33
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Deirdre Riordan Hall
ISBN 10: 1511307625 ISBN 13: 9781511307628
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MP3 CD. Condition: New. MP3 CD. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 0.068. Seller Inventory # 9781511307628

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 14.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds