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Girl Fight

By Faye Harnest

$9.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer SideStreets

Rating: 5 / 5 stars - 1 vote(s).

Zadie thinks she's tough and indestructible, like the superheroes she draws in her graphic novels. She'll fight any girl who dares to take her on, and she always wins -- until, one day, she loses. Beat up and riled up, she quickly gets her revenge and hospitalizes the next girl she challenges. Scared that this time she may have gone too far, Zadie tries to keep out of trouble. But when some girls launch a cyberbullying campaign against her meant to spur her into violence, Zadie decides that enough is enough, and the lines between superhero and supervillain become blurred.
A story written by a fresh young voice about violent teen girls and society's general ineptitude in understanding and helping them.


Winner - 2012 Moonbeam Children's Book Award - Bronze Medal Young Adult Fiction - Mature Issues - 2012

Commended - One of the Year's Best for 2011 - Resource Links - 2012

"This is the type of book that grade schools should make students read in order to get a clue about bullying and violence. If I ever become a teacher, I will seriously demand that my students read this, think about it, and learn from it.
Muchas gracias to author Faye Harnest and Lorimer and Co. for giving me the opportunity to read this book!"

- Lindsey

"Girl Fight is about family relationships and finding oneself. It also goes below the surface to reveal why Zadie is the way she is. Harnest, in revealing Zadie's character, allows her readers a glimpse into the psyche of a 16-year-old.
Highly Recommended."

- Christina Pike CM: Canadian Review of Materials

On the Language
"The great thing about the writing is that it's not preachy. In a style that will appeal to teenagers.
Sparse, direct, frequently colloquial...very contemporary, absolutely, brutally honest."
On Faye Harnest
"A direct writer, very sophisticated, creative, humourous, a keen eye for detail and a talent with metaphor, and definitely understands a girl's perspective."
On Girl Fight
"We get the perspective of both sides. You get the side of the bully, but also the side of the victim of bullying from the same character. I think this is a very smart decision on Faye Harnest's part."

- Priscila Uppal Radio Canada International's The Link

Rated E - Excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!
"This book hits timely topics, and hits them hard. The rawness of the language and emotion make it a difficult read, but an important one."

- Patricia Jermey Resouce Links

Harnest has deftly captured the perspectives of both the bully and the bullied, and has woven those emotions into a surprisingly complex and satisfying pattern... I hope to see more from debut novelist Faye Harnest soon!

- Stacey Matson

"It is hard to imagine a girl so full of anger; however, Harnest does a good job of stepping into the shoes of someone whose rage has been building for years."

- Sherry Rampey VOYA (U.S.)

"Books about bullying are increasingly important for teens to help them process their complicated feelings on the subject. One of the most forthright and unflinchingly realistic of the latest crop of books is the novel Girl Fight by Canadian writer Faye Harnest."

- AMI Radio

Calgary native FAYE HARNEST writes and edits books, plays, and films. She has edited a book for youth on cyberbullying and worked on the Canadian Women's Studies Journal. Faye holds university degrees in psychology and creative writing and is currently completing a MA in Creative Writing at Concordia University. This is her first novel.

Customer Reviews:

Reviewed by: Sheila on 4th April 2012 7:43AM

Actually really cool.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 112 pages
Publication Date: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9781552778654
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 112 pages
Publication Date: 27th September 2011
ISBN: 9781552778661
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 6th January 2012
ISBN: 9781552778678
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV014000, JUV039180
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 14 To 18


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