After dispensing good advice to her clients, professional listener Quinney finds herself in need of advice for dealing with her weird family and changing relationships with her best friends.
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"Professional Listener: Will listen to what you have to say. $1 for 15 minutes. No medical advice given. Totally confidential!"
Twelve-year-old Quinney--peacemaker, moderator, hyper-responsible sister and daughter--has decided to go into the listening business for the summer. But only a couple weeks into her secret summer job (neither her family nor her friends know about it), it's proving more challenging than she anticipated. Clients don't just want her to listen. They want advice. And when people she actually knows (like her best friend and the cute new boy in town) start unwittingly writing to her for advice, revealing very private, complex, and potentially devastating information, Quinney is officially in over her head. How will she save the reputation (and maybe even the life) of her best friend without breaking her confidentiality code?
Quinney's resentment toward her family for making her feel alone (her brothers are twins, and her parents are totally, "kind of disgustingly" still in love) provides an undercurrent of tension beyond the surface issues. Sally Warner, author of many other great books for kids and teens, including Sort of Forever and Ellie & the Bunheads, proves yet again her knack for knowing how teens (or near-teens) tick. Totally Confidential is totally gratifying--hilarious, serious, real, and filled with enough tangled webs and embarrassing messes to satisfy the toughest of audiences. (Ages 9 to 14) --Emilie CoulterAbout the Author:
Sally Warner is a writer and artist with many middle-grade novels to her credit, including Sort of Forever and Accidental Lily, both published by Knopf. She enjoys gardening, swimming, and spending time with her three cats, her 18-pound rabbit, her dachshund puppy, and her two sons. She lives in Altadena, California, and spends several months each year in a little town in the Adirondacks of upstate New York, not unlike Quinney's Lake Geneva.
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