The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary

The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary

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A 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection

A 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens

Macy's school officially classifies her as "disturbed," but Macy isn't interested in how others define her. She's got more pressing problems: her mom can't move off the couch, her dad's in prison, her brother's been kidnapped by Child Protective Services, and now her best friend isn't speaking to her. Writing in a dictionary format, Macy explains the world in her own terms--complete with gritty characters and outrageous endeavors. With an honesty that's both hilarious and fearsome, slowly Macy reveals why she acts out, why she can't tell her incarcerated father that her mom's cheating on him, and why her best friend needs protection . . . the kind of protection that involves Macy's machete.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 150 x 218 x 31mm | 545g
  • Carolrhoda Lab
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1512439762
  • 9781512439762
  • 808,440

Review quote

"Nonieqa Ramos's The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary comes at a relevant time and with a powerful and endearing cast. Macy's story is necessary and unique, and both she and NoNi present voice and narrative unlike anything we've seen before."--Amy Zhang, author of This is Where the World Ends

--Other Print
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484 ratings
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2 7% (35)
1 5% (24)
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