Novalee and the Spider Secret

novelee-temp-lg Lori Ann Stephens
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Dragonfeather Books
pp. ●
$ (pb) ● $ (eb)
ISBN (pb)
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JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Sexual Abuse
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Publication date: September 2018

About the Book

I don’t like it there. Who would?
Spider secrets are the worst.
For a whole year, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to get this one out, but I’m afraid if I move, that secret might stretch out its legs and crawl down my throat, all the way to my stomach where I’ll never be able to reach it.
And I have to reach it.
You can help, even if you’re afraid of spiders. Even if you wouldn’t touch a spider with a ten-foot pole. All you have to do is turn the page.

“Over the meadow and through the woods” was never like this . . .

Novalee starts the fourth grade determined to not just make friends but to change herself from boring Nova into super Nova. Her mom finds her grandfather’s violin, and Nova decides to take lessons. Her world soon tumbles out of control, and she makes an unlikely friendship with a fellow outcast, Toby, who helps her find the courage, voice, and persistence to confront the spider secret.


Praise

“A heartbreaking and redemptive tale of the secrets children feel they must keep and the courage they must find to tell.” — Amy Plum, international bestselling author


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