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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

This lyrical read pushes against the boundaries of what we think a young adult novel can contain.

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Review of ‘Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All’

In Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All, Printz Medal-winner Laura Ruby weaves a heart-wrenching story about loss and familial bonds as two girls, an orphan and a ghost, struggle to make their way during the early 1940s.

Pearl, who narrates, died in 1918 and haunts the Chicago orphanage where Frankie is abandoned by her father,…

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