Stop Pretending

Stop Pretending : What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy

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One night her sister goes crazy
One night her world falls apartIt happens just like that, in the blink of an eye. An older sister has a mental breakdown and has to be hospitalized. A younger sister is left behind to cope with a family torn apart by grief and friends who turn their backs on her. But worst of all is the loss of her big sister, her confidante, her best friend.In the tradition of The Bell Jar, and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, comes this haunting first book, inspired by the true story of the author's life. It's an intense and brutally honest story, told in a succession of powerful poems that take us into the cyclone of the narrator's emotions: grief, anger, guilt, resentment, horror, and ultimately, acceptance 2000 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)2000 Quick Picks for Young Adults (Recomm. Books for Reluctant Young Readers)
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Product details

  • Hardback | 149 pages
  • 122 x 199 x 18mm | 259g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0060283866
  • 9780060283865

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4,337 ratings
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4 32% (1,400)
3 25% (1,104)
2 7% (311)
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