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Sure Signs of Crazy

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Sure Signs of Crazy

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$19.98 US | $21.98 CAN
Available May 20, 2014

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  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 9 & up
  • Grade Level: 4-17
  • Pages: 0
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  • ISBN-13: 9781478900481
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  About The Book

Love can be a trouble word for some people. Crazy is also a trouble word.


I should know.

You've never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her friends obsess over Harry Potter, she spends her time writing letters to Atticus Finch. She collects trouble words in her diary. Her best friend is a plant. And she's never known her mother, who left when Sarah was two.

Since then, Sarah and her dad have moved from one small Texas town to another, and not one has felt like home.

Everything changes when Sarah launches an investigation into her family's Big Secret. She makes unexpected new friends and has her first real crush, and instead of a "typical boring Sarah Nelson summer," this one might just turn out to be extraordinary.




  Praise

* "Don't think this will be a hard sell to readers...for Harrington has created a protagonist who is, in her own way, as clear-eyed, tough-minded, and inspiring as any dystopian hero." Booklist, starred review

"Sarah Nelson lives between a terrible tragedy in the past and a terrible fear about what might happen in the future. In that uncertainty, Sarah faces her life squarely, with a heroism that makes us cheer for humanity's courage, wit, and guts.  She faces a divided friendship, the death of a neighbor, the loss of her first love, the near loss of her father, and, most poignantly, the knowledge that her lost mother will never be found--and yet hers is a compelling journey that takes us into that most fragile place:  Hope.  You will be glad you journeyed there with her." —Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor author of The Wednesday Wars  and Okay for Now



  Author

Harrington, Karen (1576856)

Karen Harrington is the author of Sure Signs of Crazy and Courage for Beginners. She lives in Texas with her husband, daughters, and the sweetest rescue dog south of the Red River.