My Life Off-Key

  • Pages:96
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Anchor
  • Themes:identity and belonging, family secrets, music, biological dad, family dynamics
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  • Available:02/13/2024
  • Reading Level:1.4
  • Lexile:HL570L
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Seventeen-year-old Jen is shocked to discover that the dad she grew up with is not her biological father.

Jen loves to sing. But the rest of her family can’t carry a tune. When a stranger named Mike gives her roses at her concert and reveals that he is her birth father, Jen's world flips upside down. Mike is a musician, just like Jen, and now she understands why she looks nothing like Steve, the only dad she’s ever known.

When Steve learns the truth Jen's mom has been hiding all these years, he moves out, and Jen can't help but feel responsible. Worse, she doesn’t know who she is anymore. It feels like her whole life has been a lie. Is Steve still her dad? What about Mike? When it feels like her family is falling apart, Jen doesn't know where she belongs.

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“Both a coming-of-age story and a road map for processing difficult emotions.”

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