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STARRED REVIEW

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

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Review of ‘One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies’

When this story opens, 15-year-old Ruby says, "My life better not turn out to be like one of those hideous books where the mother dies." She hates books like that, where the main character's mother dies, she has to go live with her alcoholic father who beats her, and she turns into a psychopathic ax…

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