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Searching for a MG Novel I don't know the title or author of

Started by joanne-burns, November 07, 2023, 06:49 AM

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 :help2 I'm trying to locate a MG novel I read maybe 30+ years ago as a child. It affected me profoundly when I read it, and I've wanted to locate it ever since. Now that I'm writing MG fiction myself, I desperately want to go back and re-read the novel that I believe all my creative writing is now trying to emulate.

I don't remember the title or author. It was a MG text about a young girl living on a farm, and she had telekinetic powers. The magic wasn't the main area of focus, and it wasn't funny (not at all like Matilda): it was more about the girl's search for someone who could understand her. She had lots of family, but she felt different from everyone and alone. The novel was a profound expression of loneliness and despair, as I remember it, although it probably had a happier ending, which I can't remember.

Publication date had to be sometime prior to 1990, and maybe quite a bit before that, because the only other thing I remember was that the library copy I borrowed sometime around 1985-1990, already looked old and worn then, so maybe it's from the 1970s or 1960s? If it rings a bell, and you can give me some titles to explore, I'd really appreciate it.


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