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What is Real

Title

What is Real

Authors

Karen Rivers

Publisher

Orca Book Publishers

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781554693566

Pages

304 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Dex Pratt's life has been turned upside down: his parents have divorced, his mother has remarried, and his father attempts suicide and fails. Dex returns to their small town to care for him. However, he isn't prepared for his father's grow-op or his rotting rented house.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Step parent; divorced parents; step father

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents; step father

Awards

January Magazine Best Books, 2013
Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, 2012, Finalist

Keywords

remarriage; suicidal behavior; caring for family; small town; marijuana; drug abuse

Diversity Impact

direct

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