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Counting Back From Nine

Sherrard, Valerie (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Counting Back From Nine
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A story told in free verse follows high school student Laren as she comes to terms with the loss of her father and the revelation of family secrets that cause her to question everything she ever believed.
Authors: Sherrard, Valerie
Title: Counting back from nine
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, c2013.
Characteristics: 198 p. ;,19 cm.
Summary: A story told in free verse follows high school student Laren as she comes to terms with the loss of her father and the revelation of family secrets that cause her to question everything she ever believed.
Alternate Title: Counting back from 9
ISBN: 9781554552450
1554552451
Statement of Responsibility: Valerie Sherrard
Subject Headings: Canadian fiction. Dating (Social customs) Juvenile fiction. Teenagers Juvenile fiction. Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Juvenile fiction. Dating (Social customs) Fiction. Teenagers Fiction. Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Canadian fiction.
Dating (Social customs)
Teenagers
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Dating (Social customs)
Teenagers
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
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I like the book but it made me feel sad when her friends betrayed her in the dirtiest way possible even though it was true.

I didn't like this book. Wouldn't recommend. It's all a love story kind of.

this book is so interesting i could barley put it down. The main girl's tragedy really tries to overcome her life, but you could almost hear her strength in the book.
loved it <3

Counting Back From Nine is a great book about a girl trying to cope with a tragedy that has struck her family. Throughout the book she figures out who she can rely on and who's worth her worry.

An easy book to finish with a confusing story line and quite hard to follow. It was written in a unique way, different from most books. The chronological order of events were written in reverse.

This book was a very quick read and interesting to read.It was written a very different format than most other books.
The author did a great job of making a teenaged girl feel like she could relate to the main character.

Mar 06, 2014
  • bananas312001 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book is a very quick read. I found it that it didn't take much to lose interest. It definitely is a girl book, and I would recomend it for non-reader girls.

A very short book with a few odd parts that are hard to follow. It's mostly 'diary entry' type styles. It's not the most interesting book, but gets better towards the end. I would it recommend for a non reader. To follow the story line you really have to pay close attention. Happy reading!

A very quick read. a good story line, but hard to follow at times. Written in a different style than most books, and can be hard to get used to. More of a girly book. I would recommend to girls only.

Dec 31, 2013
  • samdog123 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this book, quick and easy to read since its written in free verse. Laren has a good story to tell about growing up and realizing what's important. Excellent choice for any young girl and a Forest of Reading title as well.

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