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Hugging the Rock by Susan Taylor Brown
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Hugging the Rock

by Susan Taylor Brown

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A touching story dealing with some big issues. After her mentally unstable mother abandons her, Rachel is angry and blames her father. Written as a verse novel, Rachel's voice has been captured perfectly reflecting her anger, confusion and guilt. This is a sweet novel for younger teens. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
this poem book is about bipolar disorder. it is a good read for older children. ( )
  cansara | Dec 10, 2013 |
After her mother has left, a girl is left with her father who she has a bit of an awkward relationship with.
Poetry
Upper elementary
184 pages
THEMES- single parent family, loss, poetry, family, relationships, self reflection, growing up ( )
  errudd | Nov 26, 2013 |
Great for mature readers to read of real life struggle. While learning the different writing styles of poetry and examining people who suffer from being bipolar or being mentally ill. ( )
  rrobinson2 | Nov 20, 2013 |
book about abandonment- havenot read- poem book
  janetguzman | Dec 12, 2012 |
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Curriculum Connection:  AASL std. 4:  Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
4.1.2 Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading.
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Through a series of poems, Rachel expresses her feelings about her parents' divorce, living without her mother, and her changing attitude towards her father.

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