Mirror Image

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:self-image, friendship, art, realistic fiction, stereotypes
  • Available:03/01/2007
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:2.3
  • Lexile:HL520L
  • ATOS:3.2
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:W
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Sable wears only black and has always felt that doom is near. Lacey wears pink and seeks beauty everywhere.

A sadistic art teacher pairs Sable and Lacey together for their final project. The girls have to get to know one another and select a suitable poem for the back of each other's decorative mirror. Sable is less than thrilled at having to spend time with Lacey, who she believes to be nothing more than a brainless doll. As the project progresses, and Sable gets past her resentment, she learns some surprising truths about who Lacey really is. All of Sable's images begin to change, including the one she holds of herself.

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read! The epub edition of this title is fully accessible.

"A character-driven gem that is contemporary without being trendy or superficial...a sophisticated insightful novel that appeals to youthful idealism...A work of art. Highly recommended."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"An enjoyable glance at what's beneath stereotypical images of popularity and failure...Fast and funny."
– Booklist
"A story with the potential to empower anyone who has doubts about their identity and their place in the world. Highly recommended."
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