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"A moving portrayal of two remarkable teenagers".--School Library Journal"Werlin invest[s] her characters with rich, strong personalities . . . . Her skill in sketching out family dynamics and probing the difficult issues of adolescence mark her as a writer worth watching".--Publishers WeeklyThough fourteen-year-old Alison Shandling is a brain, her twin brother, Adam, is autistic. All of her life, Alison's parents have focused on Adam and what he needs, while Alison has always felt she had to be perfect.When the rabbi's son, Harry Roth, begins taunting Alison about her brother, she does her best to stand up for herself. But when Harry is injured in a diving accident, Alison senses that he's hiding something that he wants to share with someone. And she begins to think that she's just the someone he can share it with . . . . "This is a wonderful first novel. . . . Harry and Alison's tentative beginnings and tender friendship will strike a familiar chord with young people who cope with feelings of alienation from family and peers on a regular basis".--VOYA

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780142407776
ISBN-10: 0142407771
Format: Paperback / softback
(209mm x 141mm x 14mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Speak
Publisher: Speak
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Nancy Werlin

Nancy Werlin is a "New York Times" bestselling author (for "Impossible"), a National Book Award Finalist (for "The Rules of Survival"), and an Edgar Award winner (for "The Killer s Cousin"). She lives with her husband near Boston."

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