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Leavitt, Lindsey.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2011
ISBN 1599904985
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Payton Gritas discovered quite accidentally her family had been hiding something from her - her father’s case of multiple sclerosis.  Her feeling of betrayal and impending loss drive her mother to send Payton to see her guidance counselor.  The guidance counselor recommends Payton find a focus object upon which to journal to her help center her emotions.  Payton chooses Sean Griswold’s head, the boy who has sat in front of her for many classes, but whom she has never gotten to know.  Payton finds she and Sean have a mutual attraction, but she fears Sean will no longer want to be around her if he learns the real reason she has gotten close to him.   Payton must decide which path she needs to take - does she tell or hide her secret. (NH Isinglass Teen Award nominee, 2013)
SUBJECTS:     Emotional problems -- Fiction.
                        Multiple sclerosis -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Pennsylvania -- Fiction.

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