Swallowing Stones [Paperback]

Item : Swallowing Stones [Paperback]
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Category : Books
Author Author : Joyce McDonald
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0307976092
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780307976093
Publisher Publisher : Ember
Pages Pages : 256
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100014402

For anyone who has wanted to change the past, this captivating and haunting novel is about seemingly innocent choices and their devastating consequences. 
 
When Michael fires his new rifle into the air on his seventeenth birthday, he never imagines that the bullet will end up killing someone. But it does—and Michael’s world is changed forever. Desperate, he wrestles with his guilt and keeps silent as his life begins to fall apart.
 
When Jenna’s father is killed in a freak Fourth of July accident, she’s devastated. As she grieves, she tries to understand why she no longer feels comfortable with her boyfriend, Jason, and why a guy named Michael keeps appearing in her dreams. . . .


[An] electrifying portrayal of fear and deception. –Publishers Weekly 
Readers will quickly become absorbed in thiselectrifying portrayal of fear and deception. –Publishers Weekly
 
“The unexpected consequences of celebratory gunfire are the topic of this well-written novel . . . [It] will appeal to a broad audience, and it is agreat vehicle for discussions about guns, violence, and responsibility.” –VOYA  
 
“When 17-year-old Michael discovers that he has accidentally killed the father of a schoolmate, he wrestles with his own guilt until he can no longer keep his terrible secret.A compassionate story focusing on both the killer and the family left to grieve the loss of a father and husband.” –School Library Journal 
 
“Deliberately paced butdeeply feltdrama.” –Kirkus ReviewsJoyce McDonald is the author of several critically acclaimed young adult and middle-grade novels, includingShades of Simon Gray,an Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, andDevil on My Heels,nominated for five sl#`

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