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Dancing Naked
Contributor(s): Hrdlitschka, Shelley (Author)

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ISBN: 1551432102     ISBN-13: 9781551432106
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
OUR PRICE: $8.46  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2002
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Annotation: When sixteen-year-old Kia finds she is pregnant, she finds that the choices she must make are never easy.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Pregnancy
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Self-esteem & Self-reliance
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2001092678
Age Level: 14-17
Grade Level: 9-12
Lexile Measure: 560(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.57" H x 4.3" W x 7.02" (0.31 lbs) 249 pages
- Sex & Gender - Feminine
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
- Topical - Adoption
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: School Library Journal 03/01/2002 pg. 232
Booklist 03/15/2002 pg. 1251
Voice of Youth Advocates 04/01/2002 pg. 44
Kliatt 07/01/2002 pg. 21
ALA Recmd for Reluctant YA's 03/15/2003 pg. 1311
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 54825
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 9.0
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Publisher Description:
Kia is sixteen and pregnant. Her world crumbles as she attempts to come to terms with the life growing inside her and what she must do. Initially convinced that abortion is her only option, Kia comes to understand that for her, the answers are not always black and white. As the pregnancy progresses, Kia discovers who her real friends are and where their loyalties lie. It is through her relationship with the elderly Grace that she learns what it means to take responsibility for one's life and the joy that can come from trusting oneself. Faced with the most difficult decision of her life, Kia learns that the path to adulthood is not the easily navigable trail she once thought, but a twisting labyrinth where every turn produces a new array of choices, and where the journey is often undertaken alone.

Contributor Bio(s): Hrdlitschka, Shelley: - Shelley Hrdlitschka has written many novels for teens, including Sister Wife, which was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award. She lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia, where she hikes, snowshoes and hangs out with grizzly bears at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. For more information, visit www.shelleyhrdlitschka.ca.
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