The Sharp Time

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Grief, rebellion, and redemptive power of friendship.

The Sharp Time is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story that deals with loss, grief, and the struggles of growing up. It offers a unique perspective on how social and emotional isolation can impact young adults and presents a character (Sandinista) who is both vulnerable and strong in her own way. The most distinctive feature of the book is the way the author explores the redemptive power of friendship in the face of trauma and tragedy. If you're interested in a powerful and moving story that deals with heavy themes, The Sharp Time is definitely worth checking out.

The Sharp Time

Regular price $6.90
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ISBN: 9780385740487
Estimated First-hand Retail Price: $23.93
Authors: Mary O'Connell
Date of Publication: 2011-11-08
Format: Hardcover
Goodreads rating: 3.42
(rated by 580 readers)

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Sandinista Jones is a high school senior with a punk rock name and a broken heart. The death of her single mother has left Sandinista alone in the world, subject to the random vulnerability of everyday life. When the school system lets her down, her grief and instability intensify, and she ponders a violent act of revenge.Still, in the midst of her crisis, she gets a job at The Pale Circus, a funky vintage clothing shop, and finds friendship and camaraderie with her coworker, a boy struggling with his own secrets.Even as Sandinista sees the failures of those with power and authority, she's offered the chance to survive through the redemptive power of friendship. Now she must choose between faith and forgiveness or violence and vengeance.
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Grief, rebellion, and redemptive power of friendship.

The Sharp Time is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story that deals with loss, grief, and the struggles of growing up. It offers a unique perspective on how social and emotional isolation can impact young adults and presents a character (Sandinista) who is both vulnerable and strong in her own way. The most distinctive feature of the book is the way the author explores the redemptive power of friendship in the face of trauma and tragedy. If you're interested in a powerful and moving story that deals with heavy themes, The Sharp Time is definitely worth checking out.