Senseless Acts of Beauty

Senseless Acts of Beauty

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A towel with a faded camp logo is the only clue that fourteen-year-old Sadie Tischler has to the identity of her birth mother. With her family life in upheaval, the reckless teenager runs away to the Adirondack camp, determined to find her mother and force her to take responsibility for the child she'd so callously given up... Tess Hendrick has a secret. For years, she has been following the life of the daughter she gave up for adoption, firmly believing that Sadie has a better home than she could have ever provided. Now, with Sadie on the run, Tess has no choice but to rush back to the hometown she swore never to set foot in again. But Tess's unexpected return from North Dakota has stirred up old memories, probing questions, and a dangerous investigation. The only way Tess can protect her daughter is to hide the ugly truth about the past -- and deny, at all costs, that Sadie is hers.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781455572878
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number: HIGGINS, L


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Jul 07, 2015

Sort of a sequel to Random Acts of Kindness, but works as a stand-alone novel, too.
This novel was a bit more tense and suspenseful with less self-awareness dawning among the characters. Still, it's a good read.
It's been a while since I read it, so I've forgotten some of the details, but I remember that a runaway teen learns that hopes can disappoint us, but life can give us even better than what we'd hoped for. The adults learn that we should not allow our fears to control our lives. Nothing we fear is as bad as we fear it will be.


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