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10 Things I Can See from Here
Contributor(s): Mac, Carrie (Author)

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ISBN: 0399556257     ISBN-13: 9780399556258
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
OUR PRICE: $15.29  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2017
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Depression
- Young Adult Fiction | Humorous - General
- Young Adult Fiction | Lgbt
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2015046690
Age Level: 14-UP
Grade Level: 9-UP
Lexile Measure: 560 HL (High-Low)
Physical Information: 1.1" H x 5.6" W x 8.6" (0.90 lbs) 320 pages
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2016
Booklist 12/01/2016 pg. 53
Publishers Weekly 12/12/2016
School Library Journal 12/01/2017
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2017
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2017 pg. 137 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 189651
Reading Level: 3.9   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 10.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Perfect for fans of John Green's Turtles All the Way Down and Nina LaCour's We Are Okay, this is the poignant and uplifting story of Maeve, who is dealing with anxiety while falling in love with a girl who is not afraid of anything.

Think positive.
Don't worry; be happy.
Keep calm and carry on.

Maeve has heard it all before. She's been struggling with severe anxiety for a long time, and as much as she wishes it was something she could just talk herself out of, it's not. She constantly imagines the worst, composes obituaries in her head, and is always ready for things to fall apart. To add to her troubles, her mom--the only one who really gets what Maeve goes through--is leaving for six months, so Maeve will be sent to live with her dad in Vancouver.

Vancouver brings a slew of new worries, but Maeve finds brief moments of calm (as well as even more worries) with Salix, a local girl who doesn't seem to worry about anything. Between her dad's wavering sobriety, her very pregnant stepmom insisting on a home birth, and her bumbling courtship with Salix, this summer brings more catastrophes than even Maeve could have foreseen. Will she be able to navigate through all the chaos to be there for the people she loves?

An ALA Rainbow Book List selection
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

With Maeve, Mac delivers a character who's heartwarmingly real and sympathetic, and her story provides a much needed mirror for anxious queer girls everywhere.--Kirkus, Starred review

This is a good companion book for other anxiety-riddled stories, such as The Shattering by Karen Healey, and Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella.--Booklist

This hopeful offering will resonate with young people for their own lives, even if the journey is hard and takes time and patience... a] compelling portrait of a teen's experiences with anxiety and challenging family dynamics.--SLJ

Mac carefully makes clear that Maeve is plenty able to find joy other places than the perfect girl and that she's working at dealing with her own problems; the romance is therefore lovely and cozy and free from overtones of dependency. The descriptions of anxiety are true and powerful, and romance buffs will likely revel in a book celebrating deep connection.--The Bulletin

Mac is good at showing how a dread-filled mind works... An] affecting story.''--Publishers Weekly

 
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