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 “This is rich, satisfying storytelling, indeed.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The story is delicately written. A solid tale of what it takes to grow up and how to ask for help.”—Publishers Weekly 

“Give this poignant, rewarding story to teens who need books dealing with grief who crave romance amid tragedy and hardship.”—School Library Journal

Broken Soup

Jenny Valentine 
HarperTeen; American ed. edition / 2009



It's how you look at it. . . .

Someone shoves a photo negative into Rowan's hands. She is distracted but, frankly, she has larger problems to worry about. Her brother is dead. Her father has left. Her mother won't get out of bed. She has to take care of her younger sister. And keep it all together . . .

But Rowan is curious about the mysterious boy and the negative. Who is he? Why did he give it to her? The mystery only deepens when the photo is developed and the inconceivable appears.

Everything is about to change for Rowan. . . . Finally, something positive is in her life.

Award-winning author Jenny Valentine delivers a powerful and life-affirming story of grief, friendship, and healing that will resonate long after the last page.

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