The Girl in the Mirror
A Novel in Poems and Journal Entries
Lizzie, now 17, begins to search for her birth mother when another devastating loss overtakes her. Lizzie’s story chronicles how friendship and the profound bond of love between an adoptee and her parents—known and unknown—save her from emotional crisis.
“There is an honesty, a darkness, a steel fragility in these beautifully crafted words. I suspect there are few readers who would not be swept into the tornado of Lizzie’s destructive grief. Kearney fully engages the reader in this very fine coming-of-age novel.”
“Meg Kearney is a deft magician...It's amazing what [she] does with presences and absences—people who aren't quite there anymore remain potently everywhere—as Lizzie’s life unfolds. This book is a generous gift.”
—Naomi Shihab Nye
Meg Kearney is the author of The Secret of Me—the acclaimed novel that introduced Lizzie McLane—, When You Never Said Goodbye, the conclusion of Lizzie's story, and two collections of poetry for adults, most recently the award-winning Home By Now.
Paperback / $15.00 (Can $16.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-385-3 / 168 pages / Young Adult