Are You Alone on Purpose? by Nancy Werlin
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Are You Alone on Purpose?
By Nancy Werlin

Are You Alone on Purpose?

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Are You Alone on Purpose? by Nancy Werlin

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"A moving portrayal of two remarkable teenagers".--School Library Journal"Werlin invest[s] her characters with rich, strong personalities . . . . Her skill in sketching out family dynamics and probing the difficult issues of adolescence mark her as a writer worth watching".--Publishers WeeklyThough fourteen-year-old Alison Shandling is a brain, her twin brother, Adam, is autistic. All of her life, Alison's parents have focused on Adam and what he needs, while Alison has always felt she had to be perfect.When the rabbi's son, Harry Roth, begins taunting Alison about her brother, she does her best to stand up for herself. But when Harry is injured in a diving accident, Alison senses that he's hiding something that he wants to share with someone. And she begins to think that she's just the someone he can share it with . . . . "This is a wonderful first novel. . . . Harry and Alison's tentative beginnings and tender friendship will strike a familiar chord with young people who cope with feelings of alienation from family and peers on a regular basis".--VOYA

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780142407776
ISBN-10: 0142407771
Format: Paperback / softback
(209mm x 141mm x 14mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Speak
Publisher: Speak
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin Killer's Cousin, Paperback / softback (March 2009)

Recently acquitted of murder, 17-year-old David goes to live with his aunt and uncle. In his attic apartment, he sees ghostly shadows at night and the hostile behavior of his 11-year-old cousin, Lily, becomes more threatening.

Locked Inside by Nancy Werlin Locked Inside, Paperback / softback (March 2009)

After she's kidnapped from the exclusive boarding school she attends, heiress Marnie Skyedottir must rethink her idealized relationship with her mother, her own sense of who she is, and her relationships with others.

Double Helix by Nancy Werlin Double Helix, Hardback (May 2005)

Rich and suspenseful with a hair-raising conclusion, this is Nancy Werlin's most dynamic novel yet--one that explores the ethics and amazements of genetic engineering.

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Author Biography - Nancy Werlin

Nancy Werlin is a "New York Times" bestselling author (for "Impossible"), a National Book Award Finalist (for "The Rules of Survival"), and an Edgar Award winner (for "The Killer s Cousin"). She lives with her husband near Boston."

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