What is Real
Orca Book Publishers
Family Relationships; Divorce; Step parent; divorced parents; step father
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.
divorced parents; step father
January Magazine Best Books, 2013; Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, 2012, Finalist
remarriage; suicidal behavior; caring for family; small town; marijuana; drug abuse
Rivers, Karen, "What is Real" (2011). DIVerse Families. 1014.