This National Book Award Finalist is a thought-provoking exploration of emotional abuse, self-reliance and the nature of evil. A heart-wrenching portrait of family crisis, this is perfect for fans of Laurie Halse Andersonas Speak and Jay Asheras Thirteen Reasons Why. For Matt and his sisters, life with their cruel, physically abusive mother is a day-to-day struggle for survival. But then Matt witnesses a man named Murdoch coming to a childas rescue in a convenience store; and for the first time, he feels a glimmer of hope. Then, amazingly, Murdoch begins dating Mattas mother. Life is suddenly almost good. But the relief lasts only a short time. When Murdoch inevitable breaks up with their mother, Matt knows that heall need to take some action. Can he call upon Murdoch to be his hero? Or will Matt have to take measures into his own hands? A gripping, powerful novel that will stay with you long after youave read it. Nancy Werlin, the New York Times Bestselling author of Impossible, shows why she is a master of her genre. a[A] dark but hopeful tale, with pacing and suspense guaranteed to leave readers breathlessly turning the pages.aaBooklist (starred review) aBeautifully framed as a letter from Matthew to his younger sister, the suspense is paced to keep Matthewas survival and personal revelations chock-full of dramatic tension. Bring tissues.aaKirkus (starred review) aGrace and insight.aaSchool Library Journal (starred review) National Book Award Finalist LA Times Book Prize Finalist ALA Best Books of the Year ALA Quick PickThis National Book Award Finalist is a thought-provoking exploration of emotional abuse, self-reliance and the nature of evil.
|Title||:||The Rules of Survival|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2008-03-13|