The Facts Speak for Themselves by Brock Cole

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Brock Cole is an award-winning children’s author as well as a noted artist and illustrator. His latest novel, The Facts Speak for Themselves, is an honest, uncompromising portrait of adolescent life from an author with a startling ability to capture the poignant and confusing reality of today’s youth. Brock Cole’s The Goats was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Notable Book, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a Booklist Children’s Editor’s Choice. The New York Times Book Review praised it as “a beautifully written and persuasive first novel,” and the Chicago Sun-Times called it “one of the best novels of the year.” His second novel, Celine, was called “a masterful novel” by School Library Journal which named it a Best Book of the Year. It was also named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Booklist Editor’s Choice, a Booklist Best Book of the 80’s, and a Publishers Weekly Notable Childrens Book of the Year. Brock Cole lives in Buffalo, NY.
 
Published September 9, 2009 by namelos. 198 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In an indignant response to a social worker's unflattering report, Linda, 13, describes how, after the death of her father, she cared for first one, and then two, brothers as her mother took up with a succession of men, abandoned her for months to a senile widower, and found a job at last, workin...

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PW's Best Books citation called this story of a sexually abused 13-year-old who witnesses the murder of the man with whom she's been having an affair a brilliant psychological study. The author's st

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Cole (Celine) is a master at creating narrative hooks, but despite the alluring start, the tale gradually loses momentum as Linda's woeful history unfurls through her emotionless statements of ""facts."" The content is intense and gripping (most of the book relates Linda's relationship with an ir...

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PW's Best Books citation called this story of a sexually abused 13-year-old who witnesses the murder of the man with whom she's been having an affair a brilliant psychological study. The author's st

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