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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 0
Themes: drugs, death, group homes, relationships, adolescence, friendship, loss
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 26/Apr/2016
Fry Reading Level: 3.2
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Josh’s mother always had issues—with drugs and just getting by. And Josh has always been the one who kept them together. But when his mom dies, he really is on his own and must find a way to look after himself. On his way to his mother’s funeral he meets Lindsay, a cute girl who flirts with him but then steals his wallet. When he confronts her and tells her where he is going, she apologizes, returns his wallet and convinces Josh to let her accompany him to the funeral. So begins a complex relationship that changes both of their lives forever.

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