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Maureen McCarthy

Girl Next Door by Alyssa Brugman & Somebody’s Crying by Maureen McCarthy

April 2009, no. 310

Two new young adult novels explore the complexities of family. While Maureen McCarthy’s Somebody’s Crying details a daughter’s painful loss of her mother, Alyssa Brugman’s Girl Next Door negotiates the hardships of teenage life while coming to terms with family bankruptcy.

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