Gemma

Gemma

Book - 2010
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After Hazen Wood kidnaps twelve-year-old Gemma Sullivan, the two embark upon a cross-country journey that tests the limits of Gemma's endurance. In scenes of physical and sexual violence, Hazen tries to destroy the young girl's will. When she does manage to escape he drags her back and threatens to have her arrested for the violent acts he performs. It is only Gemma's resilience and fertile imagination that protects her from the worst of the trauma she suffers. And, in the end, it is the healing power of unconditional love that gives Gemma the courage to speak out against her abuser at last and claim the life she deserves.

Alternating between the voices of Gemma and Hazen Wood, Meg Tilly has brilliantly brought to life powerful and unforgettable characters that will leave you thinking about them long after you turn the last page.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2010
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed
ISBN: 9780312605292
0312605293
Branch Call Number: FICTION Tilly
Characteristics: viii, 212 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Gemma : a novel

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tiffanyhna
Feb 16, 2012

As soon as I read this, I went out and bought it because it's one of those books you need to read again and again and keep reminding yourself that this is someone's reality.

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Mellyissa
Apr 23, 2010

It is a good read that tackles very dark and violent subject matter. It is written in way that can make you better understand issues surrounding violence towards children.

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CHB
Apr 14, 2010

Well written, at times a little too graphic for my liking. Deals with serious subject matter. Not a "feel good" read.

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tiffanyhna
Feb 16, 2012

tiffanyhna thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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