The Year of the Rat

The Year of the Rat

Book - 2014
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In the year following her mother's death after giving birth, fifteen-year-old Pearl must try to come to terms with her loss, her new relationship with her stepfather, and her baby sister--The Rat--as well as the fact that Mom will not leave Pearl alone.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, ©2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781481420990
1481420992
Characteristics: 289 pages ;,22 cm

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Emm
Jul 08, 2016

This is a great story about grief and acceptance told from a teen's point of view

CATLIN Mar 29, 2016

I can't even image how difficult it would be to be in Pearl's shoes. You'er the step daughter to your mom's husband. Your mom then dies, giving birth to your step-dad's daughter, your half sister. What a horrible place to find yourself.... having to love the new sibling, who's birth killed your mom. I'm not sure I would have handled being around the baby either at that age. Most kids are not that giving or caring. teens can be pretty self-absorbed, like Pearl at 15.
Good story though, interesting read.

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BUNBUN1978
Sep 24, 2015

this book was pretty good , however I found Perl to be quite annoying and rude. Yes i understand she was sad and grieving but at times she was hard to sympathize with. I wish the mothers ghost had been in the book a bit more

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