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Peeling the Onion by Wendy Orr

Peeling the Onion (1996)

by Wendy Orr

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    Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt (Sakerfalcon)
    Sakerfalcon: Both books deal with a young woman coming to terms with a life-changing accident. Izzy is younger than the girl in Peeling the Onion, but faces many of the same issues.

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  BRCSBooks | Aug 1, 2014 |
The car accident changed Anna’s life forever, crippling her, giving her perpetual high-level pain, and ending her future as an athlete. Anna comes back, slowly, painfully, unexpectedly, and, in the process, creates a new, better life for herself. ( )
  debnance | Mar 29, 2013 |
Anna, athletic and driven, is horribly injured in a tragic accident. As she leaves her old life behind, she is afraid that there is nothing left. She struggles to heal, love, and find out who she really is. A trio of poems that Anna writes using peeling an onion as a metaphor for the aftermath of her accident beautifully illuminates her state of mind as she comes to terms with her new life.

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  mrsdwilliams | Sep 21, 2009 |
A seventeen year old’s fight to regain her life back after an car accident left with a broken neck. Learning how to walk by herself is not the hardest challenge she has to face.
Not a bad story. Easy to read. ( )
  shell70 | May 18, 2008 |
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Following an automobile accident in which her neck is broken, a teenage karate champion begins a long and painful recovery with the help of her family. The car accident changed everything. Before, Anna knew who she was and what she looked like-a pretty, popular girl who loved karate. But now she's a stranger to her family, her friends, and even herself. Anna's body has betrayed her, and she knows it will never be the same. All the layers that made up the old Anna-her looks, her friends, her sport-have been peeled away, leaving her to face the question of who she really is, and what she wants to be.… (more)

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