I'M NOT HER
I’m Not Her has a wide range of real-life, flawed characters, because of this, most readers will be able to identify closely with one or more of the characters. In this tale Gurtler balances humor and tragedy beautifully and the plot moves along quickly, yet smoothly. Cute and quirky, with sentimentality reminiscent of Judy Blume, this is a book for the keeper shelf — one that readers will devour again and again!
Catapulted into the school’s limelight after her sister is diagnosed with cancer, Tess must deal with the changes popularity comes with as she struggles with what is happening at home. Her father is too busy to help, her mother is in denial and Kristina's health and mood are both deteriorating with the aggressive cancer treatment. Tess must be the rock to hold the family together, however she worries she will not be able to live up to everyone's expectations. (SOURCEBOOKS, May 2011, 304 pp., $9.99, 9781402256363, PB, 13 & Up)
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