It's Not What You Expect

Title

It's Not What You Expect

Authors

Norma Klein

Publisher

Random House Childrens Books

Publication Year

1982

ISBN

9780380000111

Pages

128 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

At loose ends the summer their parents separate, fourteen-year-old twins open and operate a restaurant with the help of their friends

Grade Level

6-8

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Separation; Illness; Mental illness; separated parents; separate homes; two homes; living in two homes; Hodgkin's disease; paranoia; insanity

Main Character

teenage boy; teenage girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

twins; fraternal twins; restaurant; summertime; summer break; teenagers; middle school; friendship; teenage pregnancy; abortion

Diversity Impact

direct

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