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The first day of spring

Author: Nancy Tucker
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chrissie is eight years old and she has a secret: she has just killed a boy. The feeling of it made her belly fizz like soda pop. Across her neighborhood, Chrissie's playmates and their parents are tearful and terrified. But Chrissie rules the roost - she's the best at wall-walking, she knows how to get free candy, and now she has a secret, thrilling power she doesn't get to experience much at home, where food is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tucker, Nancy, 1993-
First day of Spring
New York : Riverhead Books, 2021
(DLC) 2020036860
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Tucker
ISBN: 9780593191569 0593191560
OCLC Number: 1191457571
Description: 345 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: 1st day of spring
Responsibility: Nancy Tucker.

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"Chrissie is eight years old and she has a secret: she has just killed a boy. The feeling of it made her belly fizz like soda pop. Across her neighborhood, Chrissie's playmates and their parents are tearful and terrified. But Chrissie rules the roost - she's the best at wall-walking, she knows how to get free candy, and now she has a secret, thrilling power she doesn't get to experience much at home, where food is scarce and attention scarcer. Twenty years later, Chrissie has a new identity and a new name. As "Julia," she is working in a cafe to support herself and her six-year-old daughter, Molly. All she wants is a fresh start, but the past hasn't seemed to let her and Molly alone, and when, suddenly, their future together is threatened, Chrissie/Julia must find a new way to take matters into her own hands. Nancy Tucker leaves the reader breathless as she considers what happens when innocence and survival instincts collide. Tucker writes from professional experience in pediatric mental health, and she inhabits the voices of her young protagonists with a shocking authenticity and precision that moves the reader from sympathy to humor to horror to heartbreak and back again."--Provided by publisher.

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