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See You at Harry's

Title

See You at Harry's

Authors

Jo Knowles

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780763654078

Pages

310 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible in her family, where grumpy eighteen-year-old Sarah is working at the family restaurant, fourteen-year-old Holden is struggling with school bullies and his emerging homosexuality, and adorable, three-year-old Charlie is always the center of attention, and when tragedy strikes, the fragile bond holding the family together is stretched almost to the breaking point.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

HL600L

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Homosexuality; death of a sibling; death of a brother; gay; gay teenager

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Silver Inky, 2013, Short List; Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2012 Middle Grade; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2013 Today; Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2013; Choices, 2013 Fiction Young Adult; Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2012; New York Times Notable Children's Books, 2012; Rainbow List, 2013 Middle Early Young Adult Fiction; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2013

Keywords

families; brothers and sisters; grief; restaurants; self-perception; family business; tragedy; absentee parents

Diversity Impact

direct

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