Take a Break from Performance Tasks and READ!
Here's another White Pine book to consider!
The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie: What if one person was responsible for taking on the pain of everyone else? This is the subject of a collaborative class write for students in English class; however, it's also a story that starts to parallel the life experiences of Maddy who, along with 3-4 other students in the class, know about the pain she suffered and that she is determined to keep a secret. But the secret continues to come to the surface over and over again and Maddy's starting to realize that she can't be a victim any more.
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