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This unusual novel written partly in blog format (complete with comments posted by the earthgirl's followers and detractors) takes the cutting-edge form of an online confessional. The story follows the eco-evolution of 16-year-old Sabine Solomon. When she's blindsided by a driver whose thrown-out McDonald's leftovers leave her covered in plum sauce, Sabine throws the garbage back, causing a clash that's captured on her friends' videophones. Quickly the footage is shown on YouTube, and Sabine finds herself at the center of a heated eco-debate. Inspired to greater global consciousness, she goes to work for an organic food co-op and meets charismatic, idealistic eco-warrior Vray Forest. Mesmerized, she vows to change her life and influence others, much to the dismay of her meat-eating family and shopaholic friends. But when Vray's activism takes a dark turn, Sabine must face some difficult decisions. Jennifer Cowan's first book presents an endearing, funny, modern heroine -- at once smart, curious, self-mocking, and self-righteous -- whose story riffs on universal teen dilemmas of peer pressure, first love, and trying to do the right thing.
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Grouped Work ID 366e7219-c019-d4ff-05db-635fb2c26cc7
Grouping Title earthgirl
Grouping Author cowan jennifer
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2017-12-19 00:12:43AM
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ils:CARL0000604991 Book Books English Groundwood Books ; c2009. 232 p. ; 19 cm.
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subject_facet Coming of age -- Fiction
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