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Mahnomen Public Library Y MOO (Text) 33500013383153 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781646140428
  • ISBN: 1646140427
  • Physical Description: 278 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Montclair : Levine Querido, 2021.

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"Thirteen-year-old Eli likes baggy clothes, baseball caps, and one girl in particular. Her seventeen-year-old sister Anna is more traditionally feminine; she loves boys and staying out late. They are sisters ... Their dad has long been out of the picture, and their mom lives at the mercy of her next drink. When their mom lands herself in enforced rehab, Anna and Eli are left to fend for themselves. Eli and Anna have each gotten used to telling lies as a means of survival, but as they navigate a world without their mother, they must learn how to accept help, and let other people in"-- Provided by publisher
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    Eli doesn't care about her appearance and is smitten with her female best friend, while her fashionable, boy-crazy sister, Anna, can be harder and more cynical. Despite their apparent differences, the two have become close after years of their alcoholic mother leaving them in the lurch. When her latest drunken outing results in the prospect of separate foster homes for the girls, they concoct a daring ruse: Anna will disguise herself as an estranged aunt and take responsibility until their mother comes home. There are social workers to avoid and friends to fool, and as the lies pile up, the scheme takes its toll. Moon's heartfelt story walks the line between humor and heartbreak, never shying away from the difficult ramifications of addiction. A diverse, fully fleshed-out cast and Eli's sexuality are appreciated features but, happily, never defining points. Tough subjects are addressed here, to be sure, including a subplot involving an abusive soccer coach, but the familial love and bonds of friendship always take things to a hopeful place. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    Eli doesn't care about her appearance and is smitten with her female best friend, while her fashionable, boy-crazy sister, Anna, can be harder and more cynical. Despite their apparent differences, the two have become close after years of their alcoholic mother leaving them in the lurch. When her latest drunken outing results in the prospect of separate foster homes for the girls, they concoct a daring ruse: Anna will disguise herself as an estranged aunt and take responsibility until their mother comes home. There are social workers to avoid and friends to fool, and as the lies pile up, the scheme takes its toll. Moon's heartfelt story walks the line between humor and heartbreak, never shying away from the difficult ramifications of addiction. A diverse, fully fleshed-out cast and Eli's sexuality are appreciated features but, happily, never defining points. Tough subjects are addressed here, to be sure, including a subplot involving an abusive soccer coach, but the familial love and bonds of friendship always take things to a hopeful place. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sarah Moon is a teacher and writer. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with her wife, Jasmine, and their daughter, Zora. She is the coeditor of The Letter Q, a young adult anthology. Her first YA novel is the critically acclaimed Sparrow.

Subject: Abandoned children > Juvenile fiction.
Sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Foster home care > Juvenile fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Abandoned children > Fiction.
Foster home care > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings.
JUVENILE FICTION / LGBTQ+.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Novels.

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