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Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Title

Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Authors

Louise Gornall

Publisher

Clarion Books

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780544736511

Pages

336 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left on the porch, she can't step out to get them. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. He's sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did. Norah can't leave the house, but can she let someone in? As their friendship grows deeper, Norah realizes Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can lie on the front lawn and look up at the stars. One who isn't so screwed up. Can she let him go, or will she find the strength to face her demons?

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

HL740L

Topic

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Mental illness; single mother; obessive compulsive disorder (OCD); teenager with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); agoraphobia; teenager with agoraphobia; therapy

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction; Lancashire County Library Children's Book of the Year Award, 2017, Short List

Keywords

romance; social media; neighbors; homeschooling; fears; housebound; high school; coping mechanisms; boy-next-door

Diversity Impact

direct

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