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French Ages 12+
Pages: 128
Themes: Family relationships, crime, expectations
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/05/2012
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Ria est riche, mince, jolie et populaire. Ses amies pensent qu'elle mène la vie rêvée. Mais sa situation a pris un tournant malencontreux. Ses parents se séparent et, avant qu'elle ait pu absorber le choc de cette nouvelle, son père bien-aimé disparaît dans un accident d'avion. Et comme si ça ne suffisait pas, des rumeurs circulent à l'effet que son père ne serait pas le héros que l'on croyait. Ria décide de prendre les grands moyens pour se protéger, ainsi que son jeune frère, et défendre la réputation de son père.

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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