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The Golden Day

by Ursula Dubosarsky

The Golden Day
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2013, 160 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2015, 160 pages

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Tamara Smith

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A haunting secret forever changes the lives of a group of schoolgirls in this compelling coming-of-age story.

A friend and I had an interesting conversation this morning about a boy our sons know. The boy's parents are divorced; he lives with his mother and visits his father. The mother just learned of a secret that the boy had been holding for the last year. My friend and I wondered: What was it like for this boy to keep the secret? What rationale did he use for not sharing it? Who was he protecting? What were his fears?

Fascinating, heart-breaking questions, all of them. But my friend and I didn't mull over these questions. Instead, we marveled at this: How this boy's choices came from a thoughtful, valid place. How children are just as whole and just as wise as adults. Of course adults have experiences to lean on (if you put your hand on a hot stove you will get burnt) and well-informed opinions based on them (yes, breaking up with your boyfriend is heart-wrenching, however, over time, you...

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