Paper Butterflies

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

June’s life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one—and a secret one. Not even her dad knows the truth, and she can’t find the words to tell anyone else. She’s trapped like a butterfly in a net. Then June meets Blister, a boy from a large, loving, chaotic family. In him, she finds a glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away. Because she deserves her freedom. Doesn’t she?

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978-1-51248-241-6
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978-1-54156-042-0
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978-1-51248-243-0
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Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Lab ®
Language English
Number of Pages 272
Publication Date 2017-10-01
BISACS YAF018000, YAF058170
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 520
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 190772
Accelerated Reader® Points 9.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Reviewed

Awards

  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award Nominee, Nominated, 2020

Reviews

VOYA

“[A] beautifully heartbreaking story . . .”—VOYA

School Library Journal

“A good selection for large libraries serving young adults.”—School Library Journal

Booklist

“June’s story is all the more heartbreaking because her visceral account, though fiction, is undoubtedly a reality for children suffering from abuse behind closed doors. . . . [T]his novel, a 2017 Carnegie Medal nominee in Great Britain, manages to end on a hopeful note.”—Booklist

The Guardian

“A harrowing account of abuse, retaliation and love against the odds. . . .®eaders feeling tough enough to traverse Heathfield’s dark places will find transporting joy in her interludes of sunlight.”—The Guardian

Author: Lisa Heathfield

Lisa Heathfield is an award-winning author and a former high school English teacher. She lives with her family in Brighton, England.