See You at Harry's

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Candlewick Press, Aug 6, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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Starting middle school brings all the usual challenges — until the unthinkable happens, and Fern and her family must find a way to heal.

Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible. It seems as though everyone in her family has better things to do than pay attention to her: Mom (when she’s not meditating) helps Dad run the family restaurant; Sarah is taking a gap year after high school; and Holden pretends that Mom and Dad and everyone else doesn’t know he’s gay, even as he fends off bullies at school. Then there’s Charlie: three years old, a "surprise" baby, the center of everyone’s world. He’s devoted to Fern, but he’s annoying, too, always getting his way, always dirty, always commanding attention. If it wasn’t for Ran, Fern’s calm and positive best friend, there’d be nowhere to turn. Ran’s mantra, "All will be well," is soothing in a way that nothing else seems to be. And when Ran says it, Fern can almost believe it’s true. But then tragedy strikes- and Fern feels not only more alone than ever, but also responsible for the accident that has wrenched her family apart. All will not be well. Or at least all will never be the same.

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read this book really good ona scale from one to 10 i give it a 9 becaus eit kind of had its ups and downs. like some parts i could just not understand. and some parts were boring. but other than that this book was really good. i especially liked the part the beginning when holden runs away when his sister calls him a fag. then ferns mom tells fern to go find him. fern talks him out of coming back home. and asks him if waht sara said was true he makes a hesitating yes. this book is sounding really good how i described it, so im going to stop here and let you read the rest.  

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Jo Knowles is the author of the YA novels Lessons from a Dead Girl and Jumping Off Swings. The recipient of the 2005 PEN Literary Award, she lives in Vermont.

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