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The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl and Random Boy

Title

The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl and Random Boy

Authors

Maria Jaskulka

Publisher

Sky Pony Press

Pages

272 pages

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781510715349

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Single parent; divorced parents; single mother

Annotation

Forgotten Girl is going through the most difficult time of her life-- the breakup of her parents, and her mom's resulting depression. She meets Random Boy, a hot guy who, like her, feels like an outcast and secretly writes poetry to deal with everything going on in his life. They come from opposite sides of the tracks, yet they find understanding in each other when they lay bare their life stories through the poetry they write and share with each other.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

boy and girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Poetry; Kirkus Book Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Reader

Keywords

teenagers; poetry; depression; friendship

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel in verse

The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl and Random Boy

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