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Her Daughter's Eyes
Her Daughter's Eyes
Author: Jessica Barksdale Inclan
ISBN-13: 9780451202826
ISBN-10: 0451202821
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
Pages: 218
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: New American Library
Book Type: Paperback
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Totally engrossing book, I was drawn into the story right away and had a hard time putting it down.
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Great story from page 1! Starts with a young girl preparing to give birth and hide the baby in the closet, then tells the story of the family coming back together after they are turned in to CPS.
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intriguing story line about a teenage girl and her sister having a baby in their house and hiding the pregnancy and pending birth from everyone
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This is a heartbreaking story of teenaged sisters caught up in a set of circumstances that you wouldn't wish on anyone. It's full of sadness and joy, love and despair. The writer does a wonderful job of transporting the reader into a world of secrecy and fear.
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This book seemed to be a melting pot of every possible social dysfunction known to man. You have the death of a mother, the emotional neglect by a father, child neglect and abandonment, throw in a pedophile, the foster care system, the public school system failings, teen pregnancy and two girls delivering a baby at home and keeping it in the closet and the story becomes beyond believable. The characters are cumbersome, the writing dry and the plot stretched beyond imagination. Not a book I would recommend to anyone else.
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my daughter and I both really enjoyed this book..the cover does have a few creases in it...but it is in overall good shape...worth the read
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A heartwrenching tale about two teen sister's who sacrifice much to keep the eldest's pregnancy a secret. This story delves into the meaning of family, friends, and parenthood, and will have you crying from the first page. A definite must read!
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Loved this book!
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Two sisters, one pregnant, both hiding the pregnancy. The Father who is widowed hasn't noticed, or has he?
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Very touching coming of age story between sisters and their father
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Read it in one day, liked it alot.
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In a quiet house on a sycamore-lined suburban street, Kate Phillips - seventeen and unmarried - is having a baby. But there will be no shame or scandal - as long as no one ever finds out....
Kate and her younger sister, Tyler, have done everything to prepare for the baby's arrival. They've colledted clothing and Dr. Spock books from the nearby Goodwill. They've used cardboard to build a makeshift crib, tucked safely away in the bedroom closet. Even with all their secrecy, it's hard to believe no one has noticed the change, the swollen belly hidden by baggy clothes or the growing number of school absences. But ever since their mother passed away and their father started spending so much time with his new girlfriend, no one's paid much attention at all.... Part of Kate wants someone, anyone, to stumble in and discover her secret. And part of her hopes that somehow, when the newborn is finally in her arms, everything will be okay......
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Her Daughter's Eyes
Author: Jessica Barksdale Inclan

In an upper middle-class neighborhood, on a street like Wildwood Drive, things like this are not supposed to happen.... Sixteen-year-old Kate is going to have a baby. She's done all to prepare for the new child's birth but one thing: She hasn't told anyone. Except for her younger sister. Together, all they have is a crib made out of cardboard, sheets from the Goodwill...and hope. Hope that somehow, with the newborn baby in arms, everyone will forgive.



Praise for Her Daughter's Eyes:

Poignant, sharply introspective and thought provoking. Every parent of a teenager and indeed, every teenager should read this work with care. (New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank)

Beautifully written...Jessica Barksdale Inclan brings a profound understanding of human nature to her characters. I wish Ms. Inclan great success with this wonderful novel. (New York Times bestselling author Sally Mandel)

Jessica Barksdale Inclan is an author to watch. (New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah)

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THIS WAS A VERY GOOD BOOK !!!!
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Good read, makes one think of how kids handle difficulties when parents are not around.
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In a quiet house on a sycamore lined subruban street, Kate Phillips seventeen and unmarried is having a baby, But there will be no shame or scandal- aslong as no one ever finds out.
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A sad interpretation of a family torn apart by loss of a loved one. But, Jessica shows how all is not lost and a family can rebuild their lives.