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How I Saved My Father's Life (And Ruined Everything Else)

Title

How I Saved My Father's Life (And Ruined Everything Else)

Authors

Ann Hood

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Pages

224 pages

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780545231688

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; divorced parents

Annotation

After her father leaves and marries the glamorous Ava Pomme, Madeline blames her mother for their difficult new life, but in spite of the twelve-year-old's efforts to achieve sainthood, it takes a summer trip to Italy to put her family into perspective.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Middle and Junior High Schoool Library Catalog, Ninth Edition Supplement 2008, 2008; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

remarriage; recovery; hypochondriac; ballet; magazine; Italy

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

How I Saved My Father's Life (And Ruined Everything Else)

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