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The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen

In The Land of Decoration, Judith McPherson is a 10-year-old English schoolgirl raised by her Christian fundamentalist father who has her prepared for Armageddon. Judith is taunted by bullies at school and lives a reclusive life at home. She creates a miniature model of the world in her bedroom that she calls the Land of Decoration. One day she decides to make it snow in her bedroom to see if it would also snow outside and cause the closing of school. And it works. Thinking that she has God-like powers in her own world, she begins a conversation with God. Can she use her newfound powers to solve her problems? Grace McCleen's debut novel has received mixed reviews with The Observer saying, "Surprising, affecting, thoughtful and complex, McCleen's novel grows in power the more time you spend with it, and marks her out as a writer to watch."
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