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Damsel Distressed

Title

Damsel Distressed

Authors

Kelsey Macke

Publisher

Spencer Hill Contemporary

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781939392176

Pages

325 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A teen girl struggles with obesity, self-harm, and the infuriatingly perfect stepsister in her journey to overcome the stigmas put on her life, on her friendships, and on her future.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Step parent; Mental illness; Illness; step mother; depression; cutting; therapy; obesity

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

father and step mother

Awards

Moonbeam Children's Book Award, 2014, Gold, Young Adult Fiction (General)

Keywords

theater; techie; step sisters; Cinderella retelling; romance; musicals; diaries; bullying; sibling relationship

Diversity Impact

direct

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