My Life and Death by Alexandra Canarsie

Peachtree Publishers
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Everything in fourteen-year-old Allie Canarsie’s life has gone wrong until she finds meaning investigating the circumstances behind a young boy’s unexpected death.
The new town, Nickel Park, where Allie has moved with her mother is a big disappointment. The rented trailer where they live now is cramped and depressing. School is a place to waste time and get in trouble, and friends are nonexistent. Worst of all, she has not heard from her father since he walked out on the family. Feeling cut off from those around her, Allie finds herself drawn to the funerals of strangers. Here among the black-clad, sad-eyed anonymous mourners she feels a sense of belonging.
But Allie’s strange new hobby takes an ominous turn when she becomes preoccupied with the death—and former life—of an adolescent boy named Jimmy Muller. Soon she becomes entangled in the lives of Jimmy’s best friend Dennis and Mr. Muller, the dead boy’s father. Allie’s determination to prove that Jimmy’s death was no accident sets into a motion a chain of events that forever alters her life. As she solves the troubling puzzle of Jimmy’s death, she finds some surprising answers to questions in her own life.
In this provocative and affecting novel for young adults, author Susan Heyboer O’Keefe gives voice to adolescent expressions of isolation and confusion that will resonate with young readers.
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About the author

Susan Heyboer O’Keefe was the author of more than a dozen books for children, including My Life and Death by Alexandra Canarsie, One Hungry Monster, A Bug from Aunt Tillie, Good Night, God Bless, and Love Me, Love You.

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Publisher
Peachtree Publishers
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Published on
Dec 1, 2012
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Pages
217
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ISBN
9781561457144
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
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Eligible for Family Library

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