My Tiki Girl

Title

My Tiki Girl

Publisher

Dutton Books

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780525479437

Pages

240L

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Fifteen-year-old Maggie, still grieving the loss of her mother in an accident that also gave her a limp, has turned her back on old friends but connects with a new student, Dahlia, who makes her part of her quirky family and plans their future together as roving musicians and lovers.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

NC880L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Gay/Lesbian; Physical disability; Mental illness; single father; death of a mother; lesbian; lesbian teenager; limp; cane user; adult with a mental illness

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single father

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Rainbow List, 2009 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

band; car accident; guilt; blame; popularity; outcast; romance; eccentric; homophobia

Diversity Impact

direct

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