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“A gripping, deeply moving coming-of-age novel”

Newspaper, blog or website: Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
Date: May 12 2019
URL: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/donatella-di-pietrantonio/a-girl-returned/

“In spare, haunting prose, Di Pietrantonio shows a girl struggling not only to understand, but to survive and belong. “You haven’t known poverty,” her birth mother tells her, “poverty is more than hunger.” Class inequality, misogyny, and sexism are all at work as well. [ . . . ] A gripping, deeply moving coming-of-age novel; immensely readable, beautifully written, and highly recommended.”

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