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The talk-funny girl [electronic resource] : A Novel. Roland Merullo.

Merullo, Roland. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307452948 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: In one of the poorest parts of rural New Hampshire, teenage girls have been disappearing, snatched from back country roads, never to be seen alive again. For seventeen-year-old Marjorie Richards, the fear raised by these abductions is the backdrop to what she lives with her own home, every day. Marjorie has been raised by parents so intentionally isolated from normal society that they have developed their own dialect, a kind of mountain hybrid of English that displays both their ignorance of and disdain for the wider world. Marjorie is tormented by her classmates, who call her "The Talk-funny girl," but as the nearby factory town sinks deeper into economic ruin and as her parents fall more completely under the influence of a sadistic cult leader, her options for escape dwindle. But then, thanks to a loving aunt, Marjorie is hired by a man, himself a victim of abuse, who is building what he calls "a cathedral," right in the center of town. Day by day, Marjorie's...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 4
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
1060 Lexile.
5.7 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Crown, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2325 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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