Quaking by Kathryn Erskine

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Goth girl Matt lives her life by simple rules: Stay under the radar, never go by Matilda (only Matt), and don?t let anyone get too close. But everything changes when she moves in with a peaceful Quaker family in Pennsylvania. As the country fights a war in the Middle East, Matt fights her own personal war, battling bullies of her past and present and fighting to stand up for her belief in peace. Then violence erupts in town, and Matt finds that she will need to fight even harder to save the family she is starting to love.


 

About Kathryn Erskine

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Kathryn Erskine (www.kathyerskine.com) lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
 
Published June 21, 2007 by Speak. 252 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Matt finds unexpected peace in the silence of Meeting, and begins to practice peace by standing up to a comically belligerent, fiercely pro-war social-studies teacher and a run-of-the-mill school-bus bully, both of whom have their own issues.

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