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Blue plate special [electronic resource]. Michelle D Kwasney.

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  • ISBN: 9781452104119 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: This emotional and evocative novel explores the lives of three young women. Madeline, Desiree, and Ariel who narrate alternating chapters may live in separate decades, but they struggle with issues that transcend time and place. Madeline is worn down by caring for her alcoholic mother and has been teased since childhood for being overweight. Angry, foul-mouthed Desiree will do anything to avoid her neglectful mother and the unwanted advances of her mother s boyfriend. And sensitive Ariel struggles with the pressures of taking AP classes and coping with a domineering boyfriend. As the girls individual stories progress, the truth unfolds that they are actually three generations of one family. And when the tales ultimately intersect, present-day Ariel s breakthrough is also a triumph for her mother and grandmother. Beautifully written and impossible to put down, Blue Plate Special offers teen readers a fresh look at familiar topics, while...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 3
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
680 Lexile.
4 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 15680 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3072 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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