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Breckenridge Public Library J KIN (Text) 33500013256052 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library J KIN (Text) 33500013256060 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534421134
  • ISBN: 1534421130
  • Physical Description: 265 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
Companion to: OCDaniel.
Summary, etc.:
Seventh-grader Sara wants to be normal but her panic attacks and other episodes cause her to isolate herself until, in group therapy, she meets talkative and outgoing Erin, her first friend.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Grades 4-6. A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    Diagnosed at age six with bipolar disorder, general anxiety disorder, mild schizophrenia, and depression, Sara attends public school and does well academically. Now in seventh grade, unable to attend regular classes because of frequent, disruptive panic attacks, she's known to other students as Psycho Sara, and she yearns to be "normal." At group sessions led by her psychiatrist, she meets outgoing Erin, who befriends her and urges her to adopt a more positive outlook, to see herself as a "Star Child," and to celebrate the differences that make her special. Becoming an agent of positive change for others, Sara faces painful losses, but she makes impressive gains as well. In this prequel to King's OCDaniel (2016), readers will meet Sara in the period before her story intertwines with Daniel's. The first-person narrative reveals her concerns and shifts in confidence as this vulnerable, truthful character meets challenges and becomes increasingly determined and brave. Adults and young people alike are portrayed as flawed here, but it's the vivid, insightful depiction of Sara's internal struggles that readers will remember. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    Diagnosed at age six with bipolar disorder, general anxiety disorder, mild schizophrenia, and depression, Sara attends public school and does well academically. Now in seventh grade, unable to attend regular classes because of frequent, disruptive panic attacks, she's known to other students as Psycho Sara, and she yearns to be "normal." At group sessions led by her psychiatrist, she meets outgoing Erin, who befriends her and urges her to adopt a more positive outlook, to see herself as a "Star Child," and to celebrate the differences that make her special. Becoming an agent of positive change for others, Sara faces painful losses, but she makes impressive gains as well. In this prequel to King's OCDaniel (2016), readers will meet Sara in the period before her story intertwines with Daniel's. The first-person narrative reveals her concerns and shifts in confidence as this vulnerable, truthful character meets challenges and becomes increasingly determined and brave. Adults and young people alike are portrayed as flawed here, but it's the vivid, insightful depiction of Sara's internal struggles that readers will remember. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Wesley King is the author of the Edgar Award&;winning OCDaniel, which Booklist praised as &;complex and satisfying&; in a starred review. It was also named a Bank Street Best Book of the Year and received Canada&;s Silver Birch Award. King&;s first middle grade novel, The Incredible Space Raiders from Space!, was called &;a well-drafted coming-of-age story&; by Publishers Weekly. King is also the author of The Vindico and its sequel, The Feros, which were both Junior Library Guild selections, and Kobe Bryant&;s New York Times bestselling Wizenard series. He lives in Nova Scotia.

Subject: Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Mentally ill > Juvenile fiction.
Panic attacks > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Mentally ill > Fiction.
Panic attacks > Fiction.
Behavior > Fiction.
Family problems > Fiction.

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