Who Owns Kelly Paddik?

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Soundings
  • Themes:child abuse, self-harm, self-respect, mental health, mental institution
  • Available:01/01/2003
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+
  • Reading Level:3.1
  • Lexile:HL580L
  • ATOS:4.0
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Y
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Kelly Paddik is locked up. Sent to a secure facility because she is a "danger to herself," Kelly wants only to escape. But her painful past continues to haunt her until she is forced to face up to the most painful memory of all. A searing look at one girl's struggle for self respect.
"Even the most resistant of teen readers will be thoroughly absorbed by 15-year-old Kelly and her situation...Goobie's characterization of Kelly and her powerhouse of rolling impulses and emotions is keenly convincing."
– Quill & Quire
Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Our Choice   | 2004  |  Commended
Texas Library Association (TLA) TAYSHAS List   | 2004  |  Commended

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