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Orchards

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 306 Ratings and 103 Reviews

Book Description
Winner of the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature
An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book


After a classmate commits suicide, Kana Goldberg-a half-Japanese, half-Jewish American-wonders who is responsible. She and her cliquey friends said some thoughtless things to the girl. Hoping that Kana will reflect on her behavior, her parents pack her off to... More
Book Information
PublisherEmber
BindingPaperback (5 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages336
ISBN-100385739788
ISBN-13978-0385739788
Publication Date02/14/2012
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About Holly Thompson (Author) : Holly Thompson was raised in New England, earned her B.A. in biology from Mount Holyoke College and earned her M.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing/fiction from New York University... more
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2/25/2011 Holly Thompson said:
How do you know if you're responsible? After a bullied classmate commits suicide, Kana Goldberg is sent to her family's home in Japan. Kana wasn't the bully, but she didn't do anything to stop what happened either. As Kana begins to process her pain and guilt, news from home sends her world spinning... more

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