Fifteen-year-old Angela Fournier is uprooted from her life when her parents divorce. Moving to a lovely coastal town in Texas, Angela, her mother and her younger sister settle into their home in the new city. Angela enrolls in the Honors Program, makes two best friends easily and shines in her academics. Inspired and taught by her mother the importance of education, tolerance, and kindness, Angela is surprised by the vehemence of a group of popular "mean" girls who have it in for her from the beginning. If that's not enough, the haughty, school principal, Mara Petty, seems to be jealous of Angela and oblivious to the bullying Angela has to endure. But Angela and her two best friends discover something far more sinister in their school than everyday bullying-evidence of corruption from some powerful people may prove to be more than they bargained for. Will Angela and her friends set an injustice right? What price will they pay for doing so, and who is responsible? David Bedford's adolescent characters spring to life with his spot-on dialogue and enormously entertaining storyline. Angela will resonate with teens and sends an important social message about fighting injustice, standing up for one's beliefs, and risking all to reveal the truth.
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David A. Bedford grew up in Argentina and moved to the United States for his studies. He attended Texas Tech University and received a BA and MA, before attending The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his PhD in foreign language education. He has prepared new missionaries for language study and served as a consultant for the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board and served as the Language Lab Director and Adjunct Professor of Spanish at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After a four and a half year stint directing the Portuguese Language School in Campinas, David accepted a position at Texas Christian University where he is an instructor of Spanish.Review:
This book is a refreshing read. I read it when it first came out and wish I had something like that to read as a middle-schooler! A very honest, delicate and exciting story about a broken family and some exciting mysteries... I know the next books will be even better! If you have a daughter, niece, cousin, or any young lady, this is a great gift!
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Book Description Eloquent Books, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1608607550
Book Description Eloquent Books, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1608607550
Book Description Unknown, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 190 pages. 9.25x6.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1608607550