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This Side of Bonkers by Laura J. Cutler
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Mallory


$19.95

Mallory doesn't fit in. Growing up in the small town of Kenwick, Ontario during the late 1960s, Mallory gets taunted for looking like a boy, ostracized for her almost freakish intelligence, and can’t even get comfortable in her own skin...


Mallory doesn't fit in. Growing up in the small town of Kenwick, Ontario during the late 1960s, Mallory gets taunted for looking like a boy, ostracized for her almost freakish intelligence, and can’t even get comfortable in her own skin.

Making matters worse, Mallory's parents have no comprehension of how intellectually gifted their intense 14-year-old daughter is and her brother Victor is drifting further and further into mental illness. When Mallory falls in with a group of troubled kids at school, the guidance counsellor tells her parents she needs psychiatric help.

Eventually, Mallory's friends fall under the spell of a powerfully charismatic minister named Reverend Randolph Fletcher; a man whose spiritual ideals have gone off the rails. Mallory's involvement in the group will lead her down a path she never thought she'd follow, and will force her to face an ultimate test of her moral courage, while self-perceived forces of darkness and light vie for control of her soul.

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