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The Book of Fred: A Novel

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Abby Bardi

When 15-year-old Mary Fred Anderson's parents are charged with second-degree murder in the neglectful death of their son, Mary Fred is sent from the fundamentalist commune she's grown up in to the nearby Maryland suburbs and the foster care of a quirky … see full wiki

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Author: Abby Bardi
Publisher: Washington Square Press
2 reviews about The Book of Fred: A Novel
review by . February 16, 2009
I amuse my grandchildren by calling everything "Fred", so my son bought this book for me because of the title. He thought that would give my grandchildren a good laugh.     Having read the book, I am happy that he gave it to me for I found it quite interesting, if a bit unusual. The story centers on Mary Fred, a young member of a religious cult that seems to name everyone some variation of "Fred" in honor of its founder, Fred Brown. Some problems with the authorities lead to …
review by . June 19, 2006
The Book of Fred by Abby Bardi is a sympathetic portrayal of the upheaval in 15-year-old Mary Fred's life when she is removed from the isolated fundamentalist sect with which she has lived most of her life and sent to stay with a foster family consisting of single mother, Alice and her teen-aged daughter, Heather.    Mary has been raised in a totally primitive environment and believes devoutly in the divinity of the leader of her sect, Fred. There is a constant culture clash …
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