Something Very Sorry by Arno Bohlmeijer

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The true story of a young girl's struggle to come to terms with a tragedy. This sober narration reveals the private voice of a girl as she copes with the aftermath of a car accident: her mother's death, the injuries of her father and sister, and her own grief, anger, and fear of the future.

About Arno Bohlmeijer

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Bohlmeijer is a graduate of Nymegen and a former teacher of English and French. Since the death of his wife, he has been a full-time writer and house-father.
Published April 4, 1996 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 192 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Her arm in traction, Rosemyn is excited by all the attention until she comes to understand that her little sister, Phoebe, has brain damage, her father has serious physical injuries, and her mother is not expected to live.

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""Even during the bleakest moments of this novel, its strong undercurrent of love and hope will reach the reader,"" said PW in a starred review of this true story about a girl whose whole family is in a serious car crash.

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