Jade Haddock, 15, wants life to be perfect. Her room is kept immaculate, clothes are always pressed, and lists are an addiction. So how did her life get so messy? As Jade comes to grips with the trauma of an older brother's addictions and falls for the guy her flirty best friend is dating, she discovers life isn't always neat and orderly and choices aren't always simple.
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Author, Julie A. Gorges, in her first young adult novel realistically captures the internal struggle of a teen-ager trying to do the right thing and at the same time betray neither her best friend, her brother, nor her own feelings in this wonderfully engaging novel. Her protagonist, Jade Haddock, is a bright and sensitive 15-year-old who wants life to be perfect. During a tough school year, Jade struggles with the confusing realization that she and her flirty, outgoing girlfriend have feelings for the same boy. At the same time she's trying to sort through her complicated relationships with Rob and Stephanie, her family must come to grips with the trauma and torment of an older brother's addiction to alcohol and involvement with drugs. Jade, a perfectionist in an achievement-oriented family, finds that she can no longer sacrifice her own feelings to keep everyone happy.Gorges has had hundreds of articles and short stories published in national and regional publications ncluding "Lighthouse," "True Romance" "Children's Digest," and "Cricket." She is co-author of "Residential Steel Design and Construction" published by McGraw Hill and won three journalism awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Assocition while working as a reporter covering education. Gorges is a member of the Authors Guild and is currently at work on her next novel.About the Author:
This is Julie A. Gorges' first novel. She is also co-author of "Residential Steel Design and Construction" published by McGraw Hill and has been published in hundreds of national and regional publications. She won three journalism awards from the Washington Publishers Association and is a member of the Authors Guild. Gorges lives in southern California with her two sons and is currently at work on her next novel.
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Book Description I-Form Ink Pub, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0976327414
Book Description I-Form Ink Pub, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 145 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0976327414