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Alone at Ninety Foot

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  142 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Fourteen year old Pamela Collins is struggling to come to terms with her mother's death. Somewhat shy, Pamela is thoughtful, full of passion, often funny and sometimes tearful as she learns to cope with the emotional overload the tragedy has brought to her life. Her favourite things include walking alone in Lynn Canyon Park, the art of Emily Carr, and a certain boy with a ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Orca Book Publishers (first published January 11th 1999)
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Ashlee Foster
Jun 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
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I don't know why I love this book so much. I have read it like 5 times. There is nothing special about it at all, but I love it regardless.
Emelie Talledo
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A book that leaves you with a thousand thoughts - in the very best way. Authentic, raw and inspiring.
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book belongs to the fiction genre, and mainly it focuses on a tough time period of a girl the protagonist named Pamela Marry Collins. Similar to many other teenagers she was just a student in high school; she had friends and a family. But unfortunately one thing that turned her life upside down is that, her mom was severely depressed and suicides when she could not handle it any longer. This was also the beginning of how people surround Pamela treat her differently, some in a positive mann ...more
Cavell Chan
Jun 05, 2016 rated it liked it
The story takes place in Vancouver, B.C. The protagonist Pamela Collins is struggling to accept the death of her mother. After her sister’s death, Pamela’s mother commits suicide through jumping off the suspension bridge at Ninety Foot. Pam is trying to overcome the mental and emotional burden the tragedy has brought to her life, however, everything seemed to turn upside down for her. Seeking ways to fit in, Pam, a quiet and lonely girl fails to find friends, and not only that, she always seems ...more
Oct 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Set in British Columbia and with references to Emily Carr, a local artist/writer, this YA novel features a teen who is struggling with some difficult times: deaths in the family, fitting in, father's possible re-marriage.
Sep 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
I read this as a possible class novel purchase and really enjoyed it. While it explores some sensitive issues (assault, teenage drinking, suicide), it does so without preaching. Conflicts may resolve a bit too tidily, but it is still enjoyable.
Paige Gamache
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read this multiple times in the 4th grade. So much so that my teacher let me have it. Though short it's powerful and I think a lot of young people can find something to relate to within its 179 pages.
Mariah Angelica
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
this story really touched my heart and this story can also inspire other teenagers this generation and for the next. I can really relate to the main character! there are so many similarities between Pamela Collins and I. This book is truly a masterpiece.
Jun 06, 2013 rated it liked it
A free kindle book, it was good but an average book. Nothing overly exciting happened, but the writing was good and the plot line was interesting enough to keep me reading.
Jun 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I would really have to re-read this one to give it a review, but i remember liking it; it's one of those books i've never forgotten. I remember that she liked to keep baby jars of sand.
Nov 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Poignant story of 14 year old Pamela. Mom committeed suicide and she must come to terms with it. Teenagers.
Aug 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I think what impressed me the most about this book was it's believability. The narrator's voice seemed incredibly genuine.
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Katherine Holubitsky's first novel, Alone at Ninety Foot, (Orca), won the CLA Book of the Year for Young Adults and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. She has also written Last Summer in Agatha, The Hippie House and The Mountain that Walked, all published by Orca. Katherine lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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