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Girl Walking Backwards Summary
Bett Williams

Everything you need to understand or teach Girl Walking Backwards by Bett Williams.

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Girl Walking Backwards Summary

Plot Summary

In Girl Walking Backwards, a teenager named Skye must deal with a variety of problems, from a New Age addict mother, to a schizophrenic friend, to her own sexuality. The book begins with Skye applying for community service positions; she wants to work at a runaway shelter but the man running it thinks she has problems herself, so she ends up working for Planned Parenthood. There, she must give peer education talks, and reveals that she is not heterosexual. Skye has a complicated family history, with divorced parents. Her mother has become an active member of a New Age group called Matrix, and found out that Skye is gay through Skye's "boyfriend's" mother. Skye's mother Anna tries various means to "cleanse" Skye, from astrology to rebirth. Skye also has problems at school, as she struggles to find a topic for her English paper, eventually choosing to work on...

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