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Girl on the Other Side

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Girl on the Other Side

By Deborah Kerbel

Dundurn Group (CA), Paperback, 9781554884438, 151pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009


Short-listed for the 2010 CLA Young Adult Book Award

Tabby Freeman and Lora Froggett go to the same school, but they live in totally opposite worlds. Tabby is rich, pretty, and the most popular girl in her class. But behind closed doors, her perfect life is rapidly coming apart at the seams.

On the other side, Lora is smart, timid, and the constant target of bullies. While struggling to survive the piranha-infested halls of her school, she becomes increasingly nervous that somebody might discover the unbearable truth about whats been happening to her family.

Despite their differences, Tabby and Lora have something in common theyre both harbouring dark secrets and a lot of pain. Although theyve never been friends, a series of strange events causes their lives to crash together in ways neither could have ever imagined. And when the dust finally settles and all their secrets are forced out into the light, will the girls be saved or destroyed?

About the Author
Deborah Kerbel is the author of Mackenzie, Lost and Found and co-author of the Quizmas series of family Christmas trivia books. Born in London, England, Deborah now lives and writes in Thronhill, Ontario. Visit her website at

Praise For Girl on the Other Side

"I would highly recommend Girl On the Other Side to teen and adult readers alike. In short, anyone who has ever been bullied, bullied someone else, or thought that the bullying of others was wrong will be moved by Kerbel’s story."

"This novel would be good for students, particularly girls, who are interested in a good story or who are having a hard time in school - it might help them know- just as it helped Tabby and Lara - that there is someone else who understands."