[note note_color=”#768642″ text_color=”#ffffff”]Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend • March 8, 2016 • Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (Macmillan)
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The first month of school, thirteen-year-old Anna Collette finds herself…
DUMPED by her best friend Dani, who suddenly wants to spend eighth grade “hanging out with different people.”
DESERTED by her mom, who’s in the hospital recovering from a suicide attempt.
TRAPPED in a house with her dad, a new baby sister, and a stepmother young enough to wear her Delta Delta Delta sweatshirt with pride.
STUCK at a lunch table with Shawna the Eyebrow Plucker and Sarabeth the Irish Stepper because she has no one else to sit with.
But what if all isn’t lost? What if Anna’s mom didn’t exactly mean to leave her? What if Anna’s stepmother is cooler than she thought? What if the misfit lunch table isn’t such a bad fit after all? With help from some unlikely sources, including a crazy girl-band talent show act, Anna just may find herself on the road to okay.[/note]
[note note_color=”#BFD1D1″ text_color=”#ffffff”]I received this book for free from Macmillan for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.[/note]
First sentence: “I used to think your friends were your friends no matter what, but that’s not how it works.”
We’ve all had that school year that was the absolute worst.
For Anna Collette, eighth grade may be the worst of it all. She doesn’t have her best friend anymore; her mother can’t be a parent to her because she’s currently recovering from a suicide attempt; she has to live with her dad, stepmother, and stepsister; and she has to make friends with people who she doesn’t really want to befriend. Anna’s really struggling.