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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 0
Themes: Family relationships, crime, expectations
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Mar/2010
Lexile Level: HL550L
Fry Reading Level: 3.2
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Ria is rich, slim, pretty, popular. If you only knew her at school, you'd think she led a charmed life—and until recently you'd have been right. But her situation has taken a sudden, unfortunate change. Her parents' seemingly perfect marriage has broken up, and before she's had a chance to absorb the blow, her beloved father disappears in a plane crash. What's worse, rumors begin to surface that he may have perpetrated a multimillion-dollar investment scam and everybody—Ria's mother, her best friends, even her boyfriend—believes them. Ria sees no choice but to take her little brother and run. She vows to keep the memory of her father alive. Soon, though, she begins to wonder: is her memory playing tricks on her—or is he?

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