The Golden Day
By Ursula Dubosarsky
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763663995, 160pp.)
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
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The Vietnam War rages overseas, but back at home, in a year that begins with the hanging of one man and ends with the drowning of another, eleven schoolgirls embrace their own chilling history when their teacher abruptly goes missing on a field trip. Who was the mysterious poet they had met in the Garden? What actually happened in the seaside cave that day? And most important who can they tell about it? In beautifully shimmering prose, Ursula Dubosarsky reveals how a single shared experience can alter the course of young lives forever. Part gripping thriller, part ethereal tale of innocence lost, "The Golden Day" is a poignant study of fear and friendship, and of what it takes to come of age with courage.