Norma Fox Mazer | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Ilene Cooper

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Critical Essay by Ilene Cooper

[In Taking Terri Mueller,] thirteen-year-old Terri and her father, Phil, have an almost idyllic relationship…. Terri has no reason to doubt what her father has told her about her mother's death in an auto accident nine years before…. Through snooping and pressuring her father, she learns the truth—that when her mother planned to remarry and move abroad, Phil kidnapped Terri. The ramifications of that disclosure and Terri's eventual reunion with her mother comprise the rest of this well-written, fast-paced story. For a book that begins so benignly, amazing emotional depths are reached. Strong characterizations on all sides make Terri's eventual decision about who she will live with realistically difficult.

Ilene Cooper, in her review of "Taking Terri Mueller," in Booklist (reprinted by permission of the American Library Association; copyright...

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