A Butterfly in Winter

A Butterfly in Winter

by Tara L. Entwistle-Clark




Allison Stafford is fourteen.

As if that is not enough to deal with in itself, her parents suddenly move her from her small town in Vermont to suburban Michigan, all in the middle of her freshman year of high school.

For Allison, there is more to learn at her new school than just finding her way around. Soon she is attempting to make sense of her newly discovered sexuality, and wondering what it takes to fit in with the "cool" people at her school.

Despite tragedy and several mistakes, Allison manages to survive. This novel leads the reader through the murky depths of high school, and reminds us all of the importance of true friendship."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411626584
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 04/28/2005
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

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A Butterfly in Winter 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really badly written. The plot might have worked if it wasn't overwritten, but as it is, it's hard to get through and the characters fall flat. There's a reason it's published with lulu.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I went to see her recently for a poetry reading. Her poetry was good, so I decided to check out the novel. This is great teen fiction. Teens will enjoy her work. I don't know what to compare it to, but it's good and straightforward. Her writing style is Hemingway-esque, but the content is more Judy Blume.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am too old to read this genre, but I have a niece whom I am quite close to, and I know she really enjoyed this novel. She said that it was like reading about her own life, in a way. I skimmed through the book after she read it, and I think any high school girl will like it a lot. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea for teachers, or parents, or other adults who are close to teens, to read it as well. I know I was, in some ways, shocked at some of the things these kids know.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here is the next Sarah Dessen. Someday, someone will be like 'Have you read this book?' I'll be like, 'Yeah, way before you.' Hee hee. Good stuff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Clark's book doesn't lie at all. She doesn't make Allison perfect. She doesn't try to moralize. Things don't work out or tie up neatly. She just sends Allison into high school and lets her attempt to find her way. For teens and parents, this book is a must-read. This is reality.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Clark handles the theme of peer pressure and making friends with a realistic touch and resists the temptation to make the horrific finale the centerpiece of the novel, making it seem even more terrible, as if it was extremely commonplace or normal for unfortunate teens eager for acceptance and popularity. The actions and reactions of the characters rings true.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this novel. I think that the author has a great sense of the pain and pressure associated with the teen years, yet she brings it out in a very bittersweet way. I highly recommend reading this!