Puffin

A Face In Every Window

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ISBN: 9780141312187
Publisher: Puffin
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Publication Date: 2001-07-23
Number of pages: 272
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When his grandmother dies, 15-year-old JP's family is set adrift. His mother starts acting like a teenager, leaving JP to care for his mentally challenged father. Then she wins an old farmhouse in an essay contest, insists that the three of them move there-and, because she wants to "share her luck," invites some of the neighborhood outcasts to live there, too. There's Larry, whose parents discount his art; Bobbi, abused by her father; and the various poets, painters, and artists who are drawn to JP's mother and her vision. It's a vision JP doesn't see nor share-and, lost in the chaos of his new household, he doesn't know who he is anymore, or if he matters to either of his parents. This eagerly awaited novel by the author of the National Book Award winner Dancing on the Edge will capture readers-and show them a new way to look at family.

"In addition to a supporting cast as compelling and offbeat as the main characters, the author delivers a profound and heartwarming message about the various manifestations of love."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Rarely does a novel of this depth and complexity bear the moniker YA . . . Readers will be reluctant to have the book end."
-Booklist, starred review

"Readers will applaud JP as he gains tolerance for the complications of family life with all of its imperfections and inexplicable tangle of emotions."
-School Library Journal, starred review.

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