Cover image for Because I am furniture
Author
Publisher
New York : Speak, 2010, c2009.
Description
352 p. ; 21 cm.
Call #
FIC Chaltas
Summary
The youngest of three siblings, fourteen-year-old Anke feels both relieved and neglected that her father abuses her brother and sister but ignores her, but when she catches him with one of her friends, she finally becomes angry enough to take action.
Subjects
ISBN #
9780142415108

 

ID #
1408472

 

Availability

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Cambria Heights - Young AdultFIC ChaltasAdult Paperback0228565038335Available
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Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  Read Thalia Chaltas's posts on the Penguin Blog. Anke's father is abusive to her brother and sister. But not to her. Because, to him, she is like furniture-- not even worthy of the worst kind of attention. Then Anke makes the school volleyball team. She loves feeling her muscles after workouts, an ache that reminds her she is real. Even more, Anke loves the confidence that she gets from the sport. And as she learns to call for the ball on the court, she finds a voice she never knew she had. For the first time, Anke is making herself seen and heard, working toward the day she will be able to speak up loud enough to rescue everyone at home-- including herself.

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