❰Epub❯ ➜ Umbilicus Author Paula Gruben – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Charlotte van Katwijk guards herself like a secret Kids are cruel and she knows if they find out she’s adopted she’ll be a bully’s easy targetWhen they are fourteen Charlotte’s best friend’s Charlotte van Katwijk guards herself like a secret Kids are cruel and she knows if they find out she’s adopted she’ll be a bully’s easy targetWhen they are fourteen Charlotte’s best friend’s mom commits suicide It triggers in Charlotte a sense of urgency to find her birth mother before it’s too late and the answers to her burning uestions are taken to the graveSeven years later a tormented Charlotte comes face to face with her past Will discovering about her biological parents and the circumstances surrounding her relinuishment be enough to lay her demons to rest'Umbilicus' is a coming of age story set in South Africa’s biggest port city during the dying days of apartheid The tumultuous zeitgeist of the era mirrors the inner turmoil of an angst ridden adolescent as she grapples to form an identity and find her place in the world 'Umbilicus' will appeal to readers of all ages who enjoy Young Adult YA realistic fiction particularly those involved or interested in the adoption experience.
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