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The secret of me

Author: Meg Kearney
Publisher: New York : Persea Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While trying to find her place within her adoptive family and within the wider world, fourteen-year-old Lizzie reveals her secret wishes and fears in a collection of blues poems, list poems, sonnets, sestinas, and free verse. Includes a guide to poetic forms.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Poetry
Novels in verse
Juvenile poetry
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meg Kearney
ISBN: 0892553227 9780892553228 9780892553365 0892553367
OCLC Number: 60557414
Notes: Sequel: The girl in the mirror.
"A Karen and Michael Braziller book."
Description: 136 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: How I arrived --
Family portrait --
Two mothers --
Empty list poem --
What I remember: summer --
Self-portrait --
What I want --
Sense of smell --
Reading my poem "what I want" to Mom --
Broken place --
Irish chowder --
What happened to Cathy (and me) on the playground in third grade --
My new "best friend" --
Word pictures of Kate & Bob --
Slumber party --
What I remember: fall --
Wave --
Phone call stories --
Cathy's story --
Jan tells her story --
Broken place II --
Parents night at New Hook High School: the uncensored report --
E-love --
Dumb --
What sisters are for --
Friends --
Another one of us --
Adopt a useless blob (signs I've spotted) --
Crossing our hearts in the dark --
History lesson --
Different --
E-love gone bad --
Food fight --
Box --
Love sick --
What I remember: winter --
Searching sestina --
Taboo subject --
Five: home game --
Wishing --
What I remember: Christmas --
Bad news, good news --
Mistakes --
More advice about searching --
Crazy love pantoum --
Secret's out at dinner --
What to wear to the dance? I worry and Kate gives advice --
Dance --
Health lesson --
Matter of loyalty --
Cathy's best advice --
What I remember: spring --
After Peter meets my family --
Sharing secrets at James Bard State Park --
Bird --
Meeting the family of Peter Robert Woodward IV --
Why not --
When I was little --
I'm American --
Debating the secrets --
Girl talk --
Kind of saviors --
Broken place III --
Cure for the blues --
Late spring cleaning --
Life lessons --
Key --
Good student --
Summer job blues --
Widening the circle --
Two of me --
Notes for a letter I might write someday --
In my room, I read Dad a poem --
Afterword --
Guide to this book's poetics --
Some poems Lizzie loves --
Cows at night by Hayden Carruth --
Homage to my hips by Lucille Clifton --
Victims of the latest dance craze by Cornelius Eady --
Names of horses by Donald Hall --
Cinderella by Anne Sexton --
Song of myself (excerpts) by Walt Whitman --
Recommended books about poetry --
Recommended books about adoption --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Meg Kearney.
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While trying to find her place within her adoptive family and within the wider world, fourteen-year-old Lizzie reveals her secret wishes and fears in a collection of blues poems, list poems, sonnets, sestinas, and free verse. Includes a guide to poetic forms.

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