Fault Line

Janet Tashjian

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A hard-hitting novel that breaks open the gritty world of teen relationship abuse

Seventeen-year-old Becky Martin dreams of being a stand-up comic. She also craves the affection of a boyfriend. When attractive Kip, a rising star in the San Francisco comedy club scene, comes into Becky’s life, she thinks she’s found her soul mate. But she soon discovers that Kip has a dark side, and control and jealousy appear to be the price she must pay for his love. Will Becky find the strength and courage to get help?

In this powerful novel, Janet Tashjian tackles the difficult subject of teen relationship abuse from the viewpoints of both the victim and the perpetrator.

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Fault Line
Take my life ... please.Laughter is one of the only things in life you can count on to bail you out of anything. Even when you're grief-stricken, shocked, or petrified, laughter can bring you back to that place deep inside that knows there's life beyond your pain. I remember the day I learned this in my bones: my uncle Danny had just died, and my mother had spent most of the morning sobbing at the kitchen table. I was maybe four at the time, feeling more helpless than usual. My father had brought up some extra chairs from the basement for all the relatives who would be coming in from

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“An expert at balancing the humorous with the bittersweet, Tashjian examines a deadly serious topic.”—The Horn Book Guide


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Janet Tashjian

Janet Tashjian is the author of acclaimed books for young adults, including The Gospel According to Larry, Vote for LarryMultiple Choice and My Life as a Book. Disney adapted Tru Confessions into a television movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. Tashjian studied at the University of Rhode Island and Emerson College. She lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her family.

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IRA Young Adult Choices, NYPL Books for the Teen Age

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
April 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805080636
ISBN10: 0805080635
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches, 256 pages
Age Range: 14 to 17
Grade Range: 9 to 12 Information for Librarians

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AR Quiz Number: 73386
AR Points: 6

$9.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
April 2006
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466822870
ISBN10: 1466822872
Young Adult Fiction256 pages
Age Range: 14 to 17
Grade Range: 9 to 12
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