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Everything Is Fine. by Ann Dee Ellis
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Jul 05, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: 2009-book, young-adult
Read in July, 2009


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Daria I wasn't crazy in love with this book, but I think that's got more to do with the writing style than the content (I wasn't a big fan of This is What I Did either). I don't know that I have students whose home lives are quite as dysfunctional as the ones in this book, but over the years I've certainly heard some stories that could curl your hair and I'm sure there are many kids out there who do have lives like this (unfortunately). My students really eat up books with these types of gritty themes--way more than they do fantasy/sc-fi or even humor (although I would say that's the second most popular). I think they find it somewhat reassuring to read about kids whose lives are similar to or worse than theirs. Also, you have to admit, books like Living Dead Girl are certainly gripping and tough to put down.

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