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Johanna lost her mom in a car accident, and her father went AWOL when Johanna was just a baby. She is being raised by her grandparents who never talk about their daughter, her mother Mandy. When Robert Newsome, Johanna's father, comes back, he brings memories and pictures of Mandy. But a tragic car accident didn't kill Mandy-- it was Johanna, who at two years old, accidentally shot her own mother with an unsecured gun. Now she's trying to sort through the return of her absentee father, her grandparents' lies, her part in her mother's death. Can Johanna ever find a way to forgive herself?
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2020
ISBN: 9781547603589
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ric
Description: 354 pages ; 22 cm
Audience: Ages 13
Grades 7-9


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Johanna lost her mother in a car accident and just after the tragedy, her father disappeared and she's lived with her grandparents most of her life. But her father's sudden return sparks memories and unearths buried secrets about her mother's death that she will have to sort through and learn how... Read More »

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