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Bitter Side of Sweet

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Fifteen-year-old Amadou counts the things that matter. For two years what has mattered are the number of cacao pods he and his younger brother, Seydou, can chop down in a day. This number is very important. The higher the number, the safer they are, because the bosses won't beat them. The higher the number, the closer they are to paying off their debt and returning home to Moke and Auntie. Maybe.

The problem is, Amadou doesn't know how much he and Seydou owe, and the bosses won't tell him. The boys wanted only to make some money during the dry season to help their impoverished family. Instead they were tricked into forced labor on a plantation in the Ivory Coast. With no hope of escape, all they can do is try their best to stay alive - until Khadija comes into their lives. She's the first girl who's ever come to camp, and she's a wild thing. She fights bravely every day, attempting escape again and again, reminding Amadou what it means to be free. But finally the bosses break her, and what happens next to the brother he has always tried to protect almost breaks Amadou. The old impulse to run is suddenly awakened. The three band together as family and try just once more to escape.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Bitter Side Of Sweet (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Tara Sullivan
ISBN: 0-606-39795-7 / 978-0-606-39795-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bitter Side of Sweet
Author(s): Tara Sullivan
ISBN: 0-399-17307-2 / 978-0-399-17307-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bitter Side of Sweet, The
Author(s): Tara Sullivan
ISBN: 0-14-751509-2 / 978-0-14-751509-4 (UK edition)
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February 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bitter Side of Sweet
Author(s): Tara Sullivan
ISBN: 1-5159-0113-0 / 978-1-5159-0113-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bitter Side of Sweet
Author(s): Tara Sullivan
ISBN: 1-5159-5113-8 / 978-1-5159-5113-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bitter Side of Sweet
Author(s): Tara Sullivan
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bitter Side of Sweet
Author(s): Tara Sullivan
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bitter Side of Sweet
Author(s): Tara Sullivan
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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