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Mud Girl Alison Acheson

Mud Girl

Alison Acheson

Published
ISBN : 9781417775941
Hardcover
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 About the Book 

Aba Zytka Jones (Abi) doesnt expect to get anything from anybody. Her dads stuck in his chair and her moms taken off, but shes going to work out what to do on her own. At least thats what she thinks. Sixteen, almost seventeen, Abi Jones hasntMoreAba Zytka Jones (Abi) doesnt expect to get anything from anybody. Her dads stuck in his chair and her moms taken off, but shes going to work out what to do on her own. At least thats what she thinks. Sixteen, almost seventeen, Abi Jones hasnt got cool clothes, friends, or, since last year, a mother. What she has is a lot of questions. And a need to make a life of her own. Abi lives with her dad in an odd little house by the Fraser River. Over it, actually. Sometimes the water flowing under the house makes her think theyll both be swept away some day. The summer before her last year of high school, Abis solitary life begins to change. A woman she calls Ernestine - because shes so earnest - becomes her Big Sister. The cute guy from the paint shop, Jude, starts to take an interest. And a girl called Amanda offers Abi a summer job cleaning houses, work Abi enjoys more than she could have imagined. Jude and his two-year-old son, Dyl, present some urgent new questions and Abi has to find the answers fast - what Jude wants from her and how she feels about it- what Dyl might need from her. The life of Abi Jones, the Mud Girl, might be the last thing any teenager would choose. But its her life, and Abi has to find out whether shes got the courage and intelligence to live it well.