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The Resource This is not a love letter, Kim Purcell

This is not a love letter, Kim Purcell

Label
This is not a love letter
Title
This is not a love letter
Statement of responsibility
Kim Purcell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One week. That's all Jessie said. A one-week break to get some perspective before graduation, before she and her boyfriend, Chris, would have to make all the big, scary decisions about their future - decisions they had been fighting about for weeks. Then, Chris vanishes. The police think he's run away, but Jessie doesn't believe it. Chris is popular and good-looking, about to head off to college on a full-ride baseball scholarship. And he disappeared while going for a run along the river - the same place where some boys from the rival high school beat him up just three weeks ago. Chris is one of the only black kids in a depressed paper mill town, and Jessie is terrified of what might have happened. As the police are spurred to reluctant action, Jessie speaks up about the harassment Chris kept quiet about and the danger he could be in. But there are people in Jessie's town who don't like the story she tells, who are infuriated by the idea that a boy like Chris would be a target of violence. They smear Chris's character and Jessie begins receiving frightening threats. Every Friday since they started dating, Chris has written Jessie a love letter. Now Jessie is writing Chris a letter of her own to tell him everything that's happening while he's gone. As Jessie searches for answers, she must face her fears, her guilt, and a past more complicated than she would like to admit
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purcell, Kim
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adolescent 14+
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Love in adolescence
  • Interracial dating
  • City and town life
  • Missing persons
  • Racism
  • Loss (Psychology)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
This is not a love letter, Kim Purcell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22602767
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781484799871
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019004820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
This is not a love letter, Kim Purcell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22602767
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781484799871
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019004820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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