Are You Alone On Purpose? Nancy Werlin

ISBN: 9781428742390

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Hardcover

204 pages


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Are You Alone On Purpose?  by  Nancy Werlin

Are You Alone On Purpose? by Nancy Werlin
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A moving portrayal of two remarkable teenagers.--School Library JournalWerlin invest[s] her characters with rich, strong personalities . . . . Her skill in sketching out family dynamics and probing the difficult issues of adolescence mark her as aMoreA moving portrayal of two remarkable teenagers.--School Library JournalWerlin invest[s] her characters with rich, strong personalities . . . . Her skill in sketching out family dynamics and probing the difficult issues of adolescence mark her as a writer worth watching.--Publishers WeeklyThough fourteen-year-old Alison Shandling is a brain, her twin brother, Adam, is autistic.

All of her life, Alisons parents have focused on Adam and what he needs, while Alison has always felt she had to be perfect.When the rabbis son, Harry Roth, begins taunting Alison about her brother, she does her best to stand up for herself. But when Harry is injured in a diving accident, Alison senses that hes hiding something that he wants to share with someone.

And she begins to think that shes just the someone he can share it with . . . .This is a wonderful first novel. . . . Harry and Alisons tentative beginnings and tender friendship will strike a familiar chord with young people who cope with feelings of alienation from family and peers on a regular basis.--VOYA



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