Publisher description for Cicada summer / by Andrea Beaty.

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From a debut novelist, a heroine who will make you laugh, and will break your heart

Eleven-year-old Lily has a passion for Nancy Drew stories and a secret she is keeping from those she loves. When summer brings lying, stealing, sneaky Tinny Bridges to town, Lily must be on her guard with this perceptive newcomer, or risk having her secret revealed. But Tinny wonít leave Lily alone. She takes candy from the general store and blames Lily. She tries to steal Lilyís friends and even her fatherís affection. Then Tinny goes missing, and only watchful, mystery-loving Lily has any idea what happened to her. But for Lily, finding Tinny means confronting her hidden past.

Funny, poignant, and peopled with memorable characters, this first novel announces a writer of great warmth and talent.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Emotional problems -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Secrets -- Fiction.
Illinois -- Fiction.