Peeling the Onion by Wendy Orr

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Jenny rushes in; stops and turns pale at the sight of my scaffolded neck. This isn't what she expected to see - and for a moment Jenny, sunny, effervescent, ever-optimistic Jenny, stares at me and can't speak.

'They made a mistake - I broke my neck after all.'

Jenny begins to cry. And I think that maybe this is what best friends are for, not to be brave for you, but to tell you this is real, and it stinks.


Anna is used to being athletic, popular, 'normal'. Now she feels the layers of her familiar self being peeled away; nothing is normal or easy. Can she pick up the pieces of her life? What part will Hayden and Luke play? And who, now, is Anna Duncan?
 

About Wendy Orr

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Wendy Orr has written more than two dozen children’s books, including Lost! A Dog Called Bear, the first book in the Rainbow Street Animal series, Mokie and Bik, Ark in the Park, and Nim’s Island. She lives with her family in Australia, near the sea. www.wendyorr.com
 
Published October 1, 2006 by Allen & Unwin. 172 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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 This Australian import covers much of the same territory explored in Cynthia Voigt's Izzy, Willy Nilly (1986): A popular, physically active teenager is severely injured in an auto accident, and must cope not only with pain and uncertainty about her future, but also with changes in relationships...

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This Australian import is, essentially, a realistic but uninspired portrayal of a 17-year-old's slow recovery after her neck is broken in a car accident. Adding irony to horror, athletic Anna has just

Mar 31 1997 | Read Full Review of Peeling the Onion

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This Australian import is, essentially, a realistic but uninspired portrayal of a 17-year-old's slow recovery after her neck is broken in a car accident. Adding irony to horror, athletic Anna has just

Mar 31 1997 | Read Full Review of Peeling the Onion

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