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The Rules of Survival (2006)
by Nancy Werlin
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142410713, Paperback)*VOYA ("Perfect 10" 5Q/5P)
"One of literature's most despicable mothers."-Publishers Weekly
"Werlin tackles the topic of child abuse with grace and insight . . . Teens will empathize with these siblings and the secrets they keep in this psychological horror story."-School Library Journal, starred review
"Werlin reinforces her reputation as a master of the YA thriller, pulling off a brilliant departure in this dark but hopeful tale, with pacing and suspense guaranteed to leave readers breathlessly turning the pages." -Booklist, starred review
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Seventeen-year-old Matthew recounts his attempts, starting at a young age, to free himself and his sisters from the grip of their emotionally and physically abusive mother.
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