After Iris

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An unforgettable middle-grade debut that will steal your heart

Blue Gadsby’s twin sister, Iris, died three years ago and her family has never been the same. Her histrionic older sister, Flora, changes her hair color daily; her younger siblings, Jasmine and Twig, are completely obsessed with their pet rats; and both of her parents spend weeks away from home–and each other. Enter Zoran the Bosnian male au pair and Joss the troublemaking boy next door, and life for the Gadsby family takes a turn for the even more chaotic. Blue poignantly captures her family’s trials and tribulations from fragmented to fully dysfunctional to ultimately reunited, in a sequence of film transcripts and diary entries that will make you cry, laugh, and give thanks for the gift of families.

With the charm of The Penderwicks and the poignancy of When You Reach Me, Natasha Farrant's After Iris is a story that will stay with readers long after the last page.

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About the author

Natasha Farrant is a literary scout specializing in children’s and young adult literature, and she has published three novels in the United Kingdom. This is her debut middle grade and her first book published in the United States.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Jul 11, 2013
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781101611005
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Adolescence
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Death & Dying
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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