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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 0
Themes: siblings, responsibility, self-respect
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Oct/2002
Lexile Level: HL520L
Fry Reading Level: 3.0
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Dime is fifteen and angry all the time. Her parents don't like the way she dresses, her boyfriend, her attitude. Her older brother Darren was paralyzed in an accident she walked away from, and Dime is sure her parents wish she were the one in the wheelchair. When the fights and accusations finally become too much, Dime moves in with her brother. At first she is overjoyed with the change of scenery and lack of parental control. But when her troubles follow her she finds that maybe it isn't everyone else who is the problem, and realizes that she has to start taking some responsibility for her actions.

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