The Good Girl by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann

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EVER SINCE HER brother Mark’s accidental death, 15-year-old Lindsey has become the good girl—good daughter, good friend, good student. She places everyone’s needs before her own. Secretly, though, she’s frustrated by her family’s silence about Mark; she wishes she had the nerve to tell off one of her so-called best friends, a queen bee who wants the new boy at school for herself; and she longs to ditch obligations that prevent her from starring in the school musical. But instead of speaking her mind, Lindsey does something else . . . she starts to steal—and immediately wonders how good she really is.

All the pressure to be what others expect fuels Lindsey’s impulse to take things. Each time the risk becomes greater, and each time she thinks she’ll be caught. Wants to be caught. And then, finally, she is. . . .

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About Kerry Cohen Hoffmann

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Kerry Cohen Hoffmann has worked as a psychotherapist, specializing in teen girls, and as a teacher of writing and literature. Her previous young adult novel is Easy (Simon & Schuster), an ALA–YALSA Quick Pick and finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon.From the Hardcover edition.
Published October 6, 2008 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 176 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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At school, Lindsey cows before a bossy, mean-spirited peer and gives up her dream of acting in a play to do what the dean of her prestigious school expects of her, even when she is encouraged to pursue the play by a new, cute boy who likes her.

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