for Claiming Georgia Tate by Gigi Amateau
"It's rare and exciting to discover a talented new writer like Gigi Amateau." - Judy Blume
Twelve-year-old Georgia Tate wishes she could stay home in Mississippi forever with her preacher granddaddy and her best friend Ginger. After losing her nana to a heart attack, she desperately wishes she could tell her granddaddy why she can't possibly move in with Daddy - about the things he does that make her feel so ashamed. With a vivid narrative voice, Gigi Amateau tells an unflinching tale of a sensitive girl caught in the trauma of incestuous abuse. But it is also a story of survival - an ode to the solace of family, the mercy of strangers, and the possibility of hope and healing.