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by Beth Goobie
Several years earlier Nellie and her mother fled the Interior and its hated security police for the Outbacks, a loose-knit resistance of small cities, towns and rural areas. Since then her mother has disappeared and twelve-year-old Nellie is on her own, scrounging a living where she can find it. When loneliness opens her mind to flux, the ability to alter her vibratory sta ...more
Hardcover, 258 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Orca Book Publishers
(first published January 1st 2004)
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Although I am still currently reading this, it seems to be on a slow start so far. She seems to have a worship place made out of an old shack.. I can also understand that someone cut her head open, as she finds's out when some guys shave her head (not very creative) It dosn't seem that interesting at the moment, besides the mysterious gang that was after her, and her praying nothing seems to be happening.. but obviously someone thought this book was good-someone published it after all, so perhap ...more
It was a bit confusing however I feel like that was a charm of the book. It really left a lot up to the reader to figure out and that made it a bit mysterious and a more academically challenging read. As well as openly inviting imagination and allowing the reader to interpret things in different ways. It was beautifully written and very poetic and allowed me to not only take things from the book, but also give something to it and change my way of viewing things compared to anyone else. Definitel ...more
This was a really fun read and I remember really wanting to read the next book, of course this only just out in Hardcover so I lost track of it. Which is why I hardly ever read book one of a series when it first comes out. I will have to reread and check out the rest of the series.
Beth Goobie is best known for her quirky and dark young adult novels. She's published several of them, beginning in 1994. Her novel Before Wings won the Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Book Award in 2000, and was chosen by young readers for the Best Books list of the American Library Association.Much of the turmoil in Goobie's life has been laid bare in two books for adult readers, Scar ...moreMore about Beth Goobie...