Annotations for Counting Back from Nine


Baker & Taylor
A story told in free verse by the award-winning author of The Glory Wind 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. Original.

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Baker & Taylor
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.

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Ingram Publishing Services

"There are rules for what I've done. Specific punishments for crimes against friendship."
Laren Olivier knows the rules, but her attraction to a friend's ex-boyfriend is strong. She tells herself that if she and Scott can keep their new romance a secret, no one will get hurt. But Laren is not the only one with something to hide.
Thus begins a year-long journey through secrets, lies, exposures and betrayals. Somehow, Laren must find a way to reconcile who she is with what she's done. And when tragedy strikes, she finds herself struggling with a discovery so shocking it rocks the very foundation of her world.
A novel in free verse by award-winning author Valerie Sherrard.



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