Motorcycles, Sushi and One Strange Book (Real Life)

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Normal?While family dinners and vacations to touristy destinations are ordinary events for her “normal” friends, fifteen-year-old Jessie Hatcher’s normal life means dealing with her ADHD and her mother’s bipolar disorder.So why is Jessie shocked when the unexpected happens? Now her “normal” includes living in Florida with the father she always thought was dead and learning the secrets of sushi from a man who teaches by tormenting her. Life isn’t any saner with her dad, but a cute guy and a mysterious book might just be the crazy Jessie needs.

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Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.

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“Rue creates likable, believable characters who are coping with life’s challenges.” (Frances Bradburn, Booklist, June 1, 2010)

“Rue takes a predictable arc – troubled girl is rescued by her reformed, born-again father and biblical truths – and freshens it with a hugely sympathetic protagonist-narrator, mostly genuine supporting characters and a well-realized setting (a St. Augustine motorcycle shop and environs) ... Here’s hoping the next entry in this new series lives up to the standard set here.” (Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2010)

“When Jessie’s long-lost father calls her out of the blue one day, she’d just as soon he vanish again, but finds herself stuck with him anyway when her bipolar mother attempts suicide. On the flight from Alabama to Florida she picks up a beat-up old book and despite herself---her ADHD has not helped to foster a love of reading---finds it has something to offer. So does her newfound dad, his bratty daughter and his crew of friends, including a sushi chef and his wife and an appealingly gap-toothed boy. Rue takes a predictable arc---troubled girl is resuced by her reformed, born-again father and biblical truths---and freshens it with a hugely sympathetic protagonist-narrator, mostly genuine supporting characters and a well-realized setting (a St. Augustine motorcycle shop and environs). The smart-mouthed “Real Life” book is both a Bible in teenspeak and a character “speaking” to Jesse and uncannily anticipating her needs. At the end, Jesse leaves it for another needy soul to find. Here’s to hoping the next entry in this new series lives up to the standard set here.” (Kirkus Reviews May 1, 2010)

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