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Carving My Name Mary-Kate McDonald

Carving My Name

Mary-Kate McDonald

Published May 1998
ISBN : 9781895449839
Paperback
141 pages
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*Shortlisted for three Saskatchewan Book Awards in 1998 (City of Saskatoon, First Book, and Young Adult)The young people in Mary-Kate McDonalds stories are all touched by grief, loneliness, and neglect, but they are sustained by a rare courage andMore*Shortlisted for three Saskatchewan Book Awards in 1998 (City of Saskatoon, First Book, and Young Adult)The young people in Mary-Kate McDonalds stories are all touched by grief, loneliness, and neglect, but they are sustained by a rare courage and resilience. Love may be withheld or betrayed, but McDonald allows the possibility of friendship and loyalty to all her characters.It is through relationships which vault across generations, connect the sexes, and remap the borders of marriage and family that these original, fierce, and generous teenagers discover their soul mates. Grief and laughter are balanced by the taut language and clear-eyed mockery of kids who must deal with incompetent adults and with jerks their own age.Carving My Name speaks to, and for, a new generation: young people who are asked to be adults before their time.