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UNSOLVED: One specific book > YA novel w/ mute FMC. Family at beach, MMC unravels mystery of her abuse/silence, FMC writes horrors in a fantasy story (content advisement: talk of child abuse)

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Charlotte Coulombe | 1 comments Hullo!

I read this YA novel about 15 years ago but I believe it was published a bit before that, probably late 1990s.

The story is set at the beach during summer vacation and revolves around two teenagers. One is a mute girl whose father beats her. She writes down what happens in a fantasy story where (if I recall correctly) her father is represented by a vicious lion.

The second teen is a boy who notices her and her muteness and solves the mystery of what is happening to her. I think the book was mostly from his POV but I know it also included excerpts from the girl's story.

The only other detail I remember is that the girl's mother shuts herself up in her room and plays loud music whenever the dad becomes abusive.

Your help is very appreciated!

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message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 38154 comments Mod
Charlotte, are you still looking for this or did you find it?

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Rainbowheart | 16873 comments Still out there, Charlotte?

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