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Down The Strings

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YA novel, originally
E. P. Dutton, Lodestar imprint

Being part of the traveling puppeteer family, "Valentini's Marionettes," made Drusie Valentini feel that she was trapped on a merry-go-round--or in the middle of a nightmare where she was running but going nowhere!

She certainly didn't fit in with the rest of her arty family: the outrageously extravagant Fey, who had moved in when her mother left, or even her little brother Punch.

When she returned to her quirky home, the Broken House, after the summer tour, Drusie was determined that things would be different--and more normal. But going back to school led to complications. Like Randy Pratt, the football player who was pursuing her. And nice, but not great-looking Henry Cowles. And the party Randy talked her into giving that ended in disaster--and in getting sent to strict Saint Catherine's boarding school!

In a year when it seems as if too many things are happening at once--too many people pulling her strings, Drusie is forced to come to terms with her life, with the people she loves best--and, perhaps most important of all, with the kind of person she is and hopes to be.

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