Twelve-year-old Clea wants to do her homework, follow instructions, pay attention in school, and play chess on the school team, but somehow she cannot focus on whatever is in front of her, and the other kids at school are starting to notice and make fun of her; when her worried parents take her to be tested she finds out that she has ADHD (only without the hyperactivity)--and with help from the psychiatrist who seems to really understand her she is determined to learn how to focus.
Disability and Health; Learning disability; Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2019
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2019
chess; developmentally disabled children; families; family life; life skills; parent and child
Gerber, Alyson, "Focused" (2019). Diverse Families. 2173.