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Family of Strangers

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Through letters and essays, emotionally disturbed sixteen-year-old Abby chronicles her growing desperation in a family consisting of parents who seem devoid of love, one older sister bent on self-destruction, and another older sister who has always seemed perfect.
Hardcover, 164 pages
Published March 1st 1992 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Aug 12, 2015 Rahma ashraf rated it it was amazing
It is 4 am and i just have finished it
I came across it in old books store but it was really a great book ,too bad it had to end
although English isn't my first language but she really has a simple lovely style
it was more than great i really lost track of time while reading it
can't wait to read more of her writting
Jul 31, 2008 Kate rated it really liked it
I read this book over and over in middle school. It's about a girl trapped in a very dysfunctional family who writes letters to a friend expressing her wishes, fears, angst, and other emotions that are not openly expressed in the house. The writing is genuine, and it's hard not to feel empathy with Abby.
Sep 19, 2010 Jun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book years ago in one night and cried throughout most of the second half. Beautifully told through a number of interesting formats-- transcripts, essays, letters ... It's almost too easy to relate to the main character.
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Aug 23, 2015 شروق ابو زيد rated it liked it
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interesting book
i enjoyed reading it as it is a realistic novel
it's not "too much drama " nor "happy ending"
it's written in a different way not like all novels
shows how people could change totally when they lose someone they love
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I read this book when I was in middle school. Very emotional. After all this time I never forgot this book, which really made an impression on me.
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This book perfectly captures how it feels to be an emotionally neglected, isolated adolescent.
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