Lynn E Hazen
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'People say I'm shifty and not to be trusted . . . I'm getting into trouble without even trying.' A page-turning story about an unforgettable character, full of surprises and warmth. 'Witty, fast, makes you think.' - Sam, 16.

I like how Martha is all trusting of me. Not too many people trust me like that. No one besides Martha, in fact. I got a whole file full of people saying how I'm shifty and not to be trusted. But Martha, she trusts the good in people, even when the bad part is showing up more than anything else.

When fifteen-year-old Shifty moves into a new foster home, with a mother, sister and baby brother, he struggles to find a balance between the independent spirit that has helped him survive and his longing for a place to call home.

Both funny and tender, Shifty's misadventures touch on themes of resilience, home, and lost and found family.

Author bio:

Lynn E. Hazen's junior novel, Mermaid Mary Margaret (Bloomsbury 2004), was hailed 'a winner' by Kirkus Reviews. Lynn has written a picture book, Buzz Bumble to the Rescue (Bloomsbury 2005); and two young chapter books, Cinder Rabbit and Seymour's Snail Trail (Henry Holt 2008 + 2009).

She earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College, an MA in Education at San Francisco State University, and a BS in Applied Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis.

Lynn lives with her family in San Francisco. Shifty is her first young adult novel.

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Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781741755909
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: September 2008
Page Extent: 228
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 12 - 15
Subject: Young adult fiction

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