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The Truth about Mary Rose (Amy and Laura #7)
Eleven-year-old Mary Rose has always idolized the aunt she was named after until she discovers conflicting evidence about her aunt's heroism.
Unknown Binding, 159 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Doubleday Books
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An beautifully-written follow up to the Peter and Veronica books--former-bully Veronica is now a grown woman with children of her own, including Mary Rose, a daughter named for her late sister. (Fans will remember the whiny Mary Rose from the Veronica books.) Little sniveling brother Stanley is a fine man and father. Young Mary Rose worships the long-dead aunt for whom she was named, but the truth about Veronica and Stanley's sister will shake the entire family. A moving and memorable children's ...more
Was absolutely obsessed with this book as a child. Haunting - a little girl dies in a house fire and becomes saintly in the eyes of her family and in particular her cousin and namesake who worships her memory. When she discovers the dead girl's treasure box, it is a Pandora's box, exposing Mary Rose as selfish and cruel.
Jan 01, 2016 Lisa rated it liked it · review of another edition
As a kid I remember being fascinated by this book. As an adult can see why, despite the fact that much of the story has lost its appeal. While I still find it haunting, the suspense of solving the mystery of who Mary Rose was was less palpable.
Young Mary Rose has a kind of unhealthy obsession with her Aunt Mary Rose. Mary Rose the elder died in a fire years before Mary Rose the younger was born, and each of the surviving family members remember her a different way, those of who can even bear to speak of her, that is. Our plucky young heroine is determined to find out the truth about her namesake, not realizing that it just might send her into an existential tailspin when she finds out that the woman she's spent her life idolizing and ...more
|What's The Name o...: SOLVED YA - Girl keeps hearing about her heroic deceased aunt [s]||3||24||Mar 10, 2014 12:48PM|
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