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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 0
Themes: relationships, illness, deceit, obligation
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Oct/2013
Fry Reading Level: 3.1
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Mick decides that his long-term relationship with Jade is finally over. After ending it, he realizes the hardest part will be saying goodbye to her little brother, Gavin, who suffers from severe migraines. Mick's friends suspect that Jade's constant calls for help are just too convenient to be real. What are the chances Gavin would relapse every time Mick is out with someone new? Mick admits they're not very good—but he's seen the boy. A four-year-old can't fake an illness like that. Turns out both Mick and his friends are right.

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