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Innocent

by Eric Walters

tagged: parents, orphans & foster homes, mysteries & detective stories
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published: Sep 2015
pages: 272
ISBN:9781459806672
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

After the orphanage she lives in is destroyed by fire, Betty, an innocent and trusting teen, takes a job as a maid in Kingston, Ontario. Welcomed into the household of the wealthy Remington clan, Betty makes friends with the staff at the house and soon discovers that her mother had also been a maid there—and that her father is in a nearby jail, convicted of murdering her mother. When she meets her father, she is taken aback by his claims of innocence, and she decides to try to uncover the truth about her mother’s murder and her father’s conviction. A friendly young policeman assists her in her investigation (and shows an interest in Betty that is more romantic than professional). But all is not well in the Remington household, and someone doesn’t want Betty to learn the truth.
Part of the SECRETS—a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order.

About the Author
Eric Walters began writing in 1993 as a way to entice his grade 5 students into becoming more interested in reading and writing. Walters has now published 120 novels and picture books. His novels have become bestsellers, been translated into 16 languages, and won over 100 awards, including 8 Forest of Reading awards and the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Award. He conceived of the I Read Canadian Day and is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year across North America. In 2014, Walters was named a Member of The Order of Canada. He lives in Guelph, ON with his wife, Anita, and they have 3 grown children – Christina, Nicholas, and Julia – and 6 grandchildren.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
Editorial Reviews

"An action-filled book featuring a young woman and her struggle to fit into her new but complicated life. Full of suspense and romance, Elizabeth Anne, known as Betty Shirley at the orphanage, returns to her previously unknown homeland and household to find that things are not what they seem. Secrets are revealed and searches are made, but Lizzy knows how to follow her heart."

— VOYA, Teen Reviewer

"This volume delivers some tense moments as Lizzy makes her way through the local web of lies."

— School Library Journal

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