The Resource Closed doors : a novel, Lisa O'Donnell

Closed doors : a novel, Lisa O'Donnell

Closed doors : a novel
Closed doors
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a novel
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Lisa O'Donnell
"[A] young boy on a small Scottish island, where everyone knows everything about everyone else, discovers that a secret can be a dangerous thing. Eleven-year-old Michael Murray is the best at two things: hacky sack and keeping secrets. His family thinks he's too young to hear grown-up stuff, but he listens at doors--it's the only way to find out anything. And Michael's heard a secret, one that may explain the bruises on his mother's face. When the whispers at home and on the street become too loud to ignore, Michael begins to wonder if there is an even bigger secret he doesn't know about. Scared of what might happen if anyone finds out, and desperate for life to return to normal, Michael sets out to piece together the truth. But he also has to prepare for the upcoming talent show, keep an eye out for Dirty Alice--his archnemesis from down the street--and avoid eating Granny's watery stew" --
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Closed doors
Eleven year old Michael Murray is getting ready to wow everyone at the upcoming Talent Show with his keepy uppies as well as trying to fend off his arch nemesis Dirty Alice who lives down the road, and avoiding eating his granny's awful casseroles and fairy cakes that are like little rocks (but Granny likes to bake, so you don't say anything). When his Ma comes home one evening with lots of bruises Michael begins to ask questions. He is told a man flashed her, and that he must keep it a secret. Living in a small community where everyone knows everyone, speculation arises as to how his Ma got the bruises and rumours begin to go around that Michael's Da is the culprit. But, when fifteen year old Suzanne Miller, who works on the tills in the local supermarket has also been 'flashed' Michael is reminded that he must keep the secret about his Ma. As tensions rise in the community, Michael soon begins to realise that things are not what they seem.
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Lisa O'Donnell
Closed doors
Closed doors : a novel, Lisa O'Donnell

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