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Synopsis: A young adult novel explores the path from hatred of an abusive father to healing as Alice learns to sing with her own true voice.
Alice Silvers writes songs she can never sing, because she has a broken, "Frankenstein" voice. Her father choked her years before when she got in his way while he was fighting with her mother. After that night, her mother threw him out. Alice has never seen him again. Now she's 17. Alice has her songs, her words, her mother, her boyfriend, her life. Everything but her voice. Years have passed since that terrifying night, but Alice burns with a hate stronger than anything she's ever known.
Review: Alice Silvers has a lot of reasons to hate her life. Her abusive father left the family long ago and hasn't been in contact with her since. Her mother is a flighty stage designer who treats Alice more like a chummy girlfriend than a daughter. And while she is a talented songwriter, Alice is constantly frustrated by the fact that she has a "Frankenstein voice, all cracked, scratched and broken," and can't sing her own lyrics--all because of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father when she was a child. But when Alice discovers that her hated father is dying in a hospital only two hours away, she is forced to look forgiveness in the face for the first time and decide whether she has the power within herself to turn the other cheek.
A cynical 17-year-old of the '90s, Alice holds many strongly negative opinions about both her parents and her world in general. But teens will learn from Alice's struggle that hatred always ends up hurting the hater the most. Young adults will also admire Alice's independence in coming to this realization on her own by using her songwriting as a tool to work through her anger. Graham McNamee's novel is an engaging read that speaks plainly to teens about forgiveness and acceptance, offering them a gift to take back to their own realities. (Ages 13 and older) --Jennifer Hubert
Title: Hate You
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Delacorte Press, 1999. Book Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 6024277
Book Description Random House Children's Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0385325932I4N10
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2673043801
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2749685400
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2749611756
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0385325932 . Bookseller Inventory # LCW6725ACHMAM053017O0398P
Book Description Delacorte Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good +. Ex-library with usual markings, otherwise very good. Hardcover Book with Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 400145
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Book Condition: Acceptable. Former Library book. Hardcover acceptable The item is fairly worn but still readable. Signs of wear include aesthetic issues such as scratches, worn covers, damaged binding. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # A-01-0121
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0385325932
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