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Owning It by Donald R. Gallo
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May 07, 2008

really liked it
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Read in April, 2009

An outstanding collection of short stories about teens dealing with various disabilities, including alcoholism, cancer, blindness, obesity, asthma, ADD, severe migraines (that was painful to read!), brain damage/poor short-term memory, Tourette Syndrome, and inability to walk/wheelchair-bound. The only story I didn't like was the last one by Robert Lipsyte, about the boy in the hospital for cancer. I learned something about the conditions described from every one of the stories. My favorites were "Here's to Good Friends" by David Lubar, about a clueless teen alcoholic, and "Brainiac" by Alex Flinn, about a former cheerleader and honor student trying to cope with severe short-term memory loss caused by brain damage. Highly recommended!
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