Bounce

Bounce

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Evyn's had enough problems in her life, starting with her mother's death when she was young. But now her father's thrown a whole new batch her way. Not only is he marrying a woman Even hardly knows, but he's uprooting Evyn and her brother to go live with this woman and her children. It's a lot of adjustment to make at once. And, quite frankly, Evyn has no desire to adjust. She wants her old life, her old friends, and her old house. She knows she's supposed to bounce along with the changes but what happens if she doesn't? With her trademark knowledge of what it's like to be a girl, Natasha Friend gives us the insightful, heartfelt story of a girl who must learn how to manage her life even when so many things are beyond her control.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 148.84 x 215.39 x 20.32mm | 335.66g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0439853508
  • 9780439853507
  • 2,819,266

About Natasha Friend

Award-winning author of Perfect, Natasha Friend was born in Norwich, New York. Upon receiving her B.A. in Psychology in 1994 from Bates College, Natasha went on to Clemson University to earn her M.A. in English in 1997. As a former camp director and English teacher, Natasha enjoys singing and song-lyric writing and plans to write more books in the future. Her first book, Perfect, poignantly probes the hushed struggles of body image, eating disorders, and grief. Perfect has won the Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature and Book Sense's Pick. When commenting on Perfect, Booklist wrote, "Friend elevates what could have been just another problem novel to a truly worthwhile read of great interest to many girls."
Natasha's newest title, Lush, boldly delves into the tumultuous life and mind of a thirteen-year-old girl whose father is an alcoholic. Samantha must cope with sadness, secrecy, and shame in addition to her own teenage trials. Just when Samantha's skin toughens and emotions numb, it gets worse for her. Natasha wrote this book in an effort to spotlight the proverbial "elephant in the room," so that its presence is acknowledged and removed.
Natasha currently resides in Connecticut with her husband, Erik, and sons, Jack and Ben.
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3,181 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 26% (829)
4 32% (1,010)
3 31% (973)
2 9% (290)
1 2% (79)
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