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Girls on the Line

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A powerful, dual-narrative coming-of-age story set in 2009 China.

Luli has just turned sixteen and finally aged out of the orphanage where she's spent the last eight years. Her friend Yun has promised to help her get work.

Yun loves the independence that her factory job brings her. For the first time in her life she has her own money and can get the things she wants: nice clothes, a cell phone . . . and Yong, her new boyfriend.

There are rumors about Yong, though. Some people say he's a bride trafficker: romancing young women only to kidnap them and sell them off to bachelors in the countryside. Yun doesn't believe it. But then she discovers she's pregnant—the same day she gets fired from her job. If she can't scrape together enough money to terminate the pregnancy, she'll face a huge fine for having an unauthorized child.

Luli wants to help her friend, but she's worried about what Yong might do . . . especially when Yun disappears.

"[E]xplores a moment of contemporary history and a culture that is underrepresented in YA realistic fiction."—starred, School Library Journal

"Both poignant and agonizing, Girls on the Line is a must read."—starred, Foreword Reviews

"An affecting and original thrill ride." Kirkus Reviews


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Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: November 1, 2018

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781541530720
  • Release date: November 1, 2018

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781541530720
  • File size: 6745 KB
  • Release date: November 1, 2018

PDF ebook

  • ISBN: 9781541523760
  • File size: 2686 KB
  • Release date: November 1, 2018

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Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook
PDF ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:4.6
Lexile® Measure:720
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:3

A powerful, dual-narrative coming-of-age story set in 2009 China.

Luli has just turned sixteen and finally aged out of the orphanage where she's spent the last eight years. Her friend Yun has promised to help her get work.

Yun loves the independence that her factory job brings her. For the first time in her life she has her own money and can get the things she wants: nice clothes, a cell phone . . . and Yong, her new boyfriend.

There are rumors about Yong, though. Some people say he's a bride trafficker: romancing young women only to kidnap them and sell them off to bachelors in the countryside. Yun doesn't believe it. But then she discovers she's pregnant—the same day she gets fired from her job. If she can't scrape together enough money to terminate the pregnancy, she'll face a huge fine for having an unauthorized child.

Luli wants to help her friend, but she's worried about what Yong might do . . . especially when Yun disappears.

"[E]xplores a moment of contemporary history and a culture that is underrepresented in YA realistic fiction."—starred, School Library Journal

"Both poignant and agonizing, Girls on the Line is a must read."—starred, Foreword Reviews

"An affecting and original thrill ride." Kirkus Reviews


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Lerner Publishing Group

    Kindle Book
    Release date: November 1, 2018

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781541530720
    Release date: November 1, 2018

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781541530720
    File size: 6745 KB
    Release date: November 1, 2018

    PDF ebook
    ISBN: 9781541523760
    File size: 2686 KB
    Release date: November 1, 2018

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
    PDF ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 4.6
    Lexile® Measure: 720
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 3
  • Reviews
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