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MacCready, Robin Merrow.
New York : Dutton Books, 2006
ISBN 0525477241
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When you have problems, do you tell your friends at school? All your problems? The serious problems? People often keep their deepest, darkest troubles hidden. Some facts are just to hard to face.

Claude is a senior in high school. She is under a lot of stress. She just has to submit that scholarship application on time. She has to sit down and write the essay. She has to help her friend pass. Her mother, an alcoholic, has disappeared again, leaving the house a mess. Claude cleans and rearranges everything to impose order on the chaos of her life. She works and works and works, obsessively, compulsively. She uses hundreds of Post-it! Notes to help her remember all she must do. But, in spite of all her effort to maintain control, everything unravels because she keeps the very worst darkest truth buried, hidden deep within herself.  (Rhode Island Teen Book Awards, 2008-09)

SUBJECTS:     Alcoholism -- Fiction.
                        Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        Mental illness -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.

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