The Torn Skirt by Rebecca Godfrey

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At Mt. Douglas (a.k.a. Mt. Drug) High, all the girls have feathered hair, and the sweet scent of Love's Baby Soft can't hide the musk of raw teenage anger, apathy, and desire. Sara Shaw is a girl full of fever and longing, a girl looking for something risky, something real. Her only possible salvation comes in the willowy form of the mysterious Justine, the outlaw girl in the torn skirt. The search for Justine will lead Sara on a daring odyssey into an underworld of hookers and johns, junkies and thieves, runaway girls and skater boys, and, ultimately, into a violent tragedy.


About Rebecca Godfrey

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Rebecca Godfrey grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. She received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto, then attended graduate school at Sarah Lawrence College, where she received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing. She is the recipient of two Yaddo Fellowships.In addition to Under the Bridge, which won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Nonfiction Book of 2006 and the British Columbia Award for Canadian Nonfiction, she is the author of the novel The Torn Skirt. Godfrey lives in New York City.
Published May 4, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Though secondary figures like Sara's father and China don't get the thorough treatment Godfrey gives Sara, Godfrey's singular voice is a perfect barometer of teenage rage and insecurity.

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