Splintering by Eireann Corrigan

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From the remarkable author of YOU REMIND ME OF YOU, a searing novel in poems about a family falling apart.

It's about the aftermath. It's about what happens after a stranger breaks into a house and attacks a family. It's about the sisters who must barricade themselves behind a splintering door while tethered on the phone to 911. It's about the father who nearly dies. It's about the son who hides. And everything after.
Told in alternating perspectives, this is a powerful, moving story about a family that has its facade shattered by a random act of violence -- and must deal with what is discovered underneath.
 

About Eireann Corrigan

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Eireann Corrigan is the author of the poetry memoir You Remind Me of You, and the novels Splintering, Ordinary Ghosts, and Accomplice, which Publishers Weekly called "haunting and provocative" in a starred review. She lives in New Jersey.
 
Published April 1, 2004 by Scholastic Press. 192 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Mimi had called for the family to come get her upon finding that her new husband was seeing another woman, and the family, already upset, is left traumatized by events.

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In retrospect, Paulie is swamped by fear following her heroic defense of their mother and Mimi, and Jeremy by shame after his flight to the basement while their father confronted the attacker.

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Jeremy and Paulie, along with their parents, visit their older sister Mimi, who asked the family to come to her apartment when she found out that her husband was seeing another woman.

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