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Whistling In the Dark - Lesley Kagen
Whistling In the Dark
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It was the summer on Vliet Street when we all started locking our doors... Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister, Troo. Keep her safe. But like her Granny always said-actions speak louder than words. Now, during the summer of 1959, the... show more
It was the summer on Vliet Street when we all started locking our doors... Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister, Troo. Keep her safe. But like her Granny always said-actions speak louder than words. Now, during the summer of 1959, the girls' mother is hospitalized, their stepfather has abandoned them for a six pack, and their big sister, Nell, is too busy making out with her boyfriend to notice that Sally and Troo are on the Loose. And so is a murderer and molester. Highly imaginative Sally is pretty sure of two things. Who the killer is. And that she's next on his list. Now she has no choice but to protect herself and Troo as best she can, relying on her own courage and the kindness of her neighbors.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451221230 (0451221230)
ASIN: 451221230
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it
4.0 Not Such an Innocent Time
Authentically told in the voice of Sally O’Malley, a girl at the cusp of growing up, in 1959, this is more a family and neighborhood story, a complex web of relationships and losses and discoveries, than a conventional whodunit, but the thread of mystery that holds the story together is woven in smo...
EricaO
EricaO rated it
2.0 Whistling In the Dark
I wonder if I should have started with some of Kagen's newer works and then read my way backward? In retrospect, reading her first novel first may not have been my most clever move.The story, here, is what my pals and I call "Fine and Perfect" which means it was ok but I don't really want to talk ab...
nici1807
nici1807 rated it
5.0 Whistling in the Dark
Lovely and adorable.
NotYourAverageJenn
NotYourAverageJenn rated it
4.0 Whistling In the Dark
I borrowed this book from a friend. Great story, told from a child's perspective. Surprises, funny parts and the characters are loveable.
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