The Resource Perfect

Perfect

Label
Perfect
Title
Perfect
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Subject
Summary
Depicting with humor and insight the pressure to be outwardly perfect, this novel for ages 10-13 shows how one girl develops compassion for her own and others' imperfections.For 13-year-old Isabelle Lee, whose father has recently died, everything's normal on the outside. Isabelle describes the scene at school with bemused accuracy—the self-important (but really not bad) English teacher, the boy that is constantly fixated on Ashley Barnum, the prettiest girl in class, and the dynamics of the lunchroom, where tables are turf in a all-eyes-open awareness of everybody's relative social position.But everything is not normal, really. Since the dealth of her father, Isabelle's family has only functioned on the surface. Her mother, who used to take care of herself, now wears only lumpy, ill-fitting clothes, cries all night, and has taken every picture of her dead husband and put them under her bed. Isabelle tries to make light of this, but the underlying tension is expressed in overeating and then binging. As the novel opens, Isabelle's little sister, April, has told their mother about Isabelle's problem. Isabelle is enrolled in group therapy. Who should show up there, too, but Ashley Barnum, the prettiest, most together girl in class
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Friend, Natasha
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Label
Perfect
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:db8a5235-e0e8-48f0-9647-bf862e864b7b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781571318015
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Perfect
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:db8a5235-e0e8-48f0-9647-bf862e864b7b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781571318015
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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