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published: Aug 2009
pages: 256
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publisher: PRH Canada Young Readers
imprint: Doubleday Canada

Gravity Brings Me Down

by Natale Ghent

tagged: friendship, coming of age
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list price: $14.95
edition:Paperback
published: Aug 2009
pages: 256
ISBN:9780385667326
publisher: PRH Canada Young Readers
imprint: Doubleday Canada
Description

A smart and thoughtful story about self-discovery, acceptance, and finding friendship — all in the places you’d least expect.

Sioux Smith is sharp, funny, and wry, and is pretty certain that she sees the world of high school differently from everyone else — a belief that is cemented when she makes an uneasy discovery about one of her school’s “popular” teachers. And while she feels alone at her high school and in her unique slant on small-town life, Sioux finds a kindred spirit in the most unlikely of people: an elderly stranger, who has more insight despite her progressing dementia than anyone else in Sioux’s life. What Sioux and “Miss Marple” learn about each other over tea, illicitly secreted wine, and Coronation Street, makes for a novel with heart and grit in equal measure.

About the Author

Natale Ghent is an award-winning journalist and the author of No Small Thing, also published in the US and the UK, and The Book of Living and Dying, a novel for young adult readers. No Small Thing has been critically acclaimed in Canada and internationally. Nominated for four Canadian children’s choice awards, including the CLA Book of the Year for Children award and the Silver Birch award (Honour Book), No Small Thing was also chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection in the US and a Borders Original Voice. Born in Brookfield, Illinois, Natale Ghent moved to Canada as a small child. She lives with her family in Toronto.

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Contributor Notes

Natale Ghent is the award-winning YA author of No Small Thing, The Book of Living and Dying, and All the Way Home, among other young adult books. Her critically acclaimed work has gathered awards and recognition internationally.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
7 to 12
Awards
  • Short-listed, White Pine Award

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