Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All


Author: Laura Ruby

14-year-old Frankie and her younger sister have been abandoned by their father at a Chicago orphanage after the death of their mother. She had thought he’d be back for them, but instead he came for her brother with his new wife and left them there. Now Frankie struggles to hold onto hope, inspiring attention from both her fellow orphans and Pearl, the ghost narrator of the story, who's own tragic tale unfolds beside Frankie's. As the Great Depression moves on to World War II, Frankie seek s to escape the pain and loneliness of her life — the wolf waiting behind each and every door. Your teens will be moved by this gut-wrenching look at what it’s like to be a girl struggling to survive in a dangerous world as seen through the eyes of the ghost of a girl who didn’t.