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Breathless

Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Most people believe they have a clear idea of what's right and wrong. Many say they know how they'll act to handle an extreme situation. But to be honest, no one knows. Not really. None of us truly knows what we'll do when a situation becomes so complex and overwhelming, when something you considered wrong morphs into something right. This is what happened to me. I thought I had standards. I believed in absolutes.
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Genre/Form: Proofs (Printing)
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lurlene McDaniel
ISBN: 9780385734592 038573459X 9780385904582 0385904584 9780440240167 0440240166
OCLC Number: 232655818
Notes: Mature themes.
Reading level: age 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17.
Description: 165 p. ; 18 cm.
Responsibility: Lurlene McDaniel.

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Most people believe they have a clear idea of what's right and wrong. Many say they know how they'll act to handle an extreme situation. But to be honest, no one knows. Not really. None of us truly knows what we'll do when a situation becomes so complex and overwhelming, when something you considered wrong morphs into something right. This is what happened to me. I thought I had standards. I believed in absolutes. Then my world turned gray and my absolutes became murky. Right and wrong dissolved into what I knew I had to do. Please don't judge me until you hear my story.

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