Lark by Tracey Porter

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When sixteen-year-old Lark Austin is kidnapped from her Virginia hometown and left to die in a snowy forest, she leaves behind two friends who are stunned by the loss. As Lark's former best friend, Eve can't shake the guilt that this tragedy was somehow her fault. Meanwhile, Nyetta is haunted each night by Lark's ghost, who comes through the bedroom window and begs Nyetta to set her soul free. Eve and Nyetta realize that Lark is trapped in limbo, and only by coming together to heal themselves will they discover why.

Tracey Porter's stunning narrative about love and loss demonstrates that forgiveness can never come too late.


About Tracey Porter

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Tracey Porter is the author of Treasures in the Dust and A Dance of Sisters. For the past twenty years she has been a middle school teacher at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, where, among other things, she has explored the issues of child labor, children's rights, and the juvenile justice system with
Published May 24, 2011 by HarperTeen. 195 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After the rape and murder of a suburban 16-year-old, two girls learn to cope in a world that stubbornly insists on continuing without her.

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Neither character-driven nor plot-driven, middle-grade author Porter's first YA novel is a message-driven story about three teenage girls who have suffered at the hands of men. The 16-year-old title c

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