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Small Damages

Small Damages

by Beth Kephart

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Juno meets Under the Tuscan Sun

It's senior year, and while Kenzie should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she discovers she's pregnant. Her determination to keep her baby is something her boyfriend and mother do not understand. So she is sent to Spain, where she will live out her pregnancy, and her baby will be adopted by a Spanish couple. No one will ever know.

Alone and resentful in a foreign country, Kenzie is at first sullen and difficult. But as she gets to know Estela, the stubborn old cook, and Esteban, the mysterious young man who cares for the horses, she begins to open her eyes, and her heart, to the beauty that is all around her, and inside her. Kenzie realizes she has some serious choices to make--choices about life, love, and home.

Lyrically told in a way that makes the heat, the colors, and the smells of Spain feel alive, Small Damages is a feast for the heart and the soul, and a coming-of-age novel not easily forgotten.

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ISBN-13: 9781101572184
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/19/2012
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 980,989
File size: 441 KB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books. She teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania. When she's not writing or teaching, she loves to take photographs and to garden. Beth lives in Devon, Pennsylvania.

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Rita Williams-Garcia

Small Damages is a wrenching celebration of choice. To read Kephart is to splendidly dream with both eyes open." — Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer, winner of the Newbery Honor Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award

Kathryn Erskine

As this delicate and luscious novel unfolds, the lines are blurred between love and loss, past and present, real and magical, and even life and death."—Kathryn Erskine, author of National Book Award-winner Mockingbird.

Ruta Sepetys

Stunning. Kephart's lyrical prose lingers with you long after the final page. I simply didn't want it to end.— Ruta Sepetys, author of New York Times bestseller, Between Shades of Gray

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