The Resource The saver, Edeet Ravel, (electronic resource)

The saver, Edeet Ravel, (electronic resource)

Label
The saver
Title
The saver
Statement of responsibility
Edeet Ravel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Seventeen-year-old Fern has not had many breaks in life. She struggles at school and lives with her mother in a roach-infested apartment. Then, suddenly, her mother has a heart attack and dies, and Fern is devastated. But she's a survivor, and she's not afraid of hard work. Sidestepping social services, she quits school and sets out to look after herself. With a little luck and ingenuity and a lot of determination, she manages to live rent-free by becoming a janitor in a crummy apartment building. When she runs out of toothpaste she gets freebies from dentists' offices. Then she tries to juggle two other shift jobs, including one in a restaurant kitchen, so she has access to leftover food. But despite her resourcefulness and resolve, the exhaustion and stress eventually take their toll, until Fern discovers that she is not really on her own after all
Summary
Struggling just to get by day-to-day, 17-year-old Fern's main source of happiness is the constant reassurance of her hard-working mother, but when her mother suddenly dies Fern must find a way to survive in the real world on her own
Award
OLA Best Bets, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
289475
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ravel, Edeet
Dewey number
jC813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 11
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bereavement in adolescence
  • Imaginary letters
  • Survival
  • Teenage girls
Target audience
adult
Label
The saver, Edeet Ravel, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554980437
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380361
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The saver, Edeet Ravel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554980437
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380361
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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