Girl in Shades

Girl in Shades

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Sweetly funny and deeply perceptive, this novel follows eleven-year-old Maya Devine's search for her mother, her father, and above all, herself, offering a fresh take on what it means to grow up and discover who you really are. Maya has always seen color around people's bodies, and can sometimes even hear what's going on inside their heads. These insights make everyone a bit more interesting, but the one person she'll never figure out is her mother. Marigold has never been like the other moms, but still, Maya sometimes feels like she is all she has. When Marigold is diagnosed with cancer and vows to spend her final days in the tepee she's set up in the backyard, neighbors and strangers, believing the dying Marigold to be a prophet, camp out in front of the family's house. As her father grows ever more distant, Maya finds solace in the music of Corey Hart, but when Marigold's death leaves questions unanswered, she sets off to discover the truth about her family and identity.
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9781770410503
Characteristics: 379 p. ;,22 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jun 10, 2012

I enjoyed this book very much. A coming of age story that is conveyed in a humourous, and yet, heart breaking way. I wanted to hug the stuffing out the main character, Maya. I have seen somewhere a comparison to "She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb but I must say that this book was actually better.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at Library

To Top