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Sonnenblick, Jordan.
New York : Amulet, 2016
ISBN: 0545863244

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Claire’s eighth grade year is off to a bumpy start. She’s being teased at school by a mean girl, and her frenemy Ryder relentlessly badgers her about saxophone chair auditions. She loves dance classes, but her friends are moving up into high school classes while she’s left behind with the little kids. Her big brother is perfect in every way, so Claire feels she disappoints all the teachers he used to have. But life really turns sideways when her father collapses in front of her during breakfast. Suddenly her dancing, singing, joking dad can’t do those things anymore. He’s changed, but he's still there—isn't he? Jordan Sonnenblick navigates the tricky waters of eighth grade with humor and manages to convey the heartbreak of a major tragedy alongside more mundane, but still horrifying problems, such as a big zit appearing on the first day of school. (Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award, 2018)

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