Drowning Anna by Sue Mayfield

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Kim Possible and her best friend, Ron Stoppable, find new meaning in the phrase "gone bananas" when they discover the truth about world-famous scholar Lord Monty Fiske. The nobleman's obsession with something called Monkey Kung Fu has led him to spend the family fortune on costly surgery. Now he's Lord Monkey Fist, a chimp with attitude. Can Kim and Ron stop him? Or will the whole world end up in his mutant monkey grasp?
 

About Sue Mayfield

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Sue Mayfield is an award-winning author of fiction for teenagers and has co-written the Youth Emmaus nurture material and two Lent courses for adults "Life Attitudes" and "Life Balance". She has been writer-in-residence at a hospital, a museum, and a parish church and currently facilitates expressive writing in a hospice. Sue has led workshops and retreat days exploring the use of creativity and the senses in prayer. She lives with her husband and their three sons in Cheltenham, England.
 
Published October 1, 2002 by Disney-Hyperion. 320 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Even as Melanie reveals the observer’s viewpoint, Anna’s mother Frances sits in the hospital with her comatose daughter, reflecting on how little she herself had observed of Anna’s decline into desperation.

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Opening with the attempted suicide of 15-year-old Anna Goldsmith, Mayfield's (I Carried You on Eagles' Wings) intense novel unspools at a breakneck pace.

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"Opening with the attempted suicide of a 15-year-old, Mayfield's intense novel unspools at a breakneck pace," PW said.

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It started with Hayley Parkin, who befriended Anna when Anna moved to Melanie's school.

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