Losers Bracket

Title

Losers Bracket

Authors

Chris Crutcher

Publisher

Greenwillow Books

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780062220066

Pages

256 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When it comes to family, Annie is in the losers bracket. While her foster parents are great (mostly), her birth family would not have been her first pick. And no matter how many times Annie tries to write them out of her life, she always gets sucked back into their drama. Love is like that. But when a family argument breaks out at Annie's swim meet and her nephew goes missing, Annie might be the only one who can get him back. With help from her friends, her foster brother, and her social service worker, Annie puts the pieces of the puzzle together, determined to find her nephew and finally get him into a safe home.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL790L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Foster care; Parental rights termination; Legal guardianship; Poverty; Mental illness; foster parents; foster child; foster siblings; foster brother; foster family; foster mother; foster father; terminated rights; losing your mother; impoverished mother; impoverished siblings; depression; therapist; panic attacks

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

foster mother and father

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018

Keywords

book club; basketball; sports; friendship; siblings; fun; missing child; search; love; secrets; caseworker

Diversity Impact

direct

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