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The pain eater, Beth Goobie

Label
The pain eater
Title
The pain eater
Statement of responsibility
Beth Goobie
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
She hadn't told anyone. Not a single soul. Not one word about that night and what had been done to her had ever passed Maddy Malone's lips. She'd thought about it at first - had been desperate, even frantic, to tell. But then had come the shame, and the intimidation from the boys who raped her - and the one who held her down. Now it's the beginning of a new school year and Maddy is hoping that she can continue to hide, making herself as quiet and small as possible. She is consumed with keeping the memories at bay, forcing them down through small cuts and the burn from the end of a cigarette. But when her English class is given the assignment of writing a collaborative novel about a fifteen-year-old girl, The Pain Eater, fact and fiction begin to meet up. When the boys spread rumors about Maddy, she realizes that continuing to hide the truth will only give them more control, and she slowly gains the courage
Summary
Maddy Malone tries to mask the pain of memory of being attacked by boys at her school by burning herself with cigarettes, but when a new school year starts and one of the boys share a class with her she decides to take control by revealing the truth through a group novel-writing assignment.
Theme
Writing style
Award
  • Saskatchewan Book Awards, YA Literature Award, 2017.
  • Willow Awards, Snow Willow category, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10541517
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goobie, Beth
Dewey number
jC813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 760
  • 760
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fysh, Stephanie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Self-esteem
  • Rape
  • Bullying in schools
  • Young adult fiction
  • Bullying in schools
  • Rape
  • Self-esteem
  • Teenage girls
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The pain eater, Beth Goobie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Edited by Stephanie Fysh"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1740122
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781772600209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781772600209
  • (OCoLC)950057328
Label
The pain eater, Beth Goobie
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Edited by Stephanie Fysh"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1740122
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781772600209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781772600209
  • (OCoLC)950057328

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