The File on Angelyn Stark by Catherine Atkins

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Angelyn Stark has a secret.

One day, her neighbor and friend, Nathan, saw something happen. Something between Angelyn and her stepfather. Then he told his grandmother, who was always looking out for Angelyn, and it turned into a mess. But Nathan didn't know what he was talking about then, and he doesn't know now.

Three years later, Angelyn is in high school and she thinks she's getting along fine--but there's a young teacher who wants to help her. He says she has potential she isn't living up to. Nobody has ever cared this way about Angelyn, not since Nathan's grandmother, anyway. But what does Mr. Rossi really want from her? And once Angelyn starts falling for him, does she really care?


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About Catherine Atkins

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CATHERINE ATKINS is the author of When Jeff Comes Home, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Quick Pick, a Booklist Top Ten First Novel, and an IRA Young Adults' Choice, and Alt Ed, which Kirkus Reviews called "a complex and stellar work" and The Miami Herald called "A must-read for teens." She is a teacher and lives in Northern California.
 
Published November 8, 2011 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 258 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fifteen-year-old Angelyn Stark seems to relish her position as the head of a pack of bad girls, but her tough exterior covers a terrible secret.

Oct 15 2011 | Read Full Review of The File on Angelyn Stark

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Fifteen-year-old Angelyn is no stranger to trouble: she and her friends smoke daily in the girls’ bathroom, and she’s caught with her boyfriend in the back of his pickup truck during lunch.

Oct 10 2011 | Read Full Review of The File on Angelyn Stark

Portland Book Review

Angelyn hasn’t seen Mrs. Daly since she called the cops on her stepdad three years ago, the call that made Angelyn lie.

Apr 17 2012 | Read Full Review of The File on Angelyn Stark

Youth Services Book Review

**YA – it has lots of appeal for older teens, and the dialogue-driven writing should work well for reluctant readers.* *Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?

Jan 13 2012 | Read Full Review of The File on Angelyn Stark

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