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Blue Plate Special

By Michelle D. Kwasney, 1960-

Doomed loves, failed families, nixed dreamssomeone else's leftovers are heaped on our plates the day we come into this world.

Big Macs and pop tunes mask the emptiness as Madeline watches her mom drink away their welfare checks. Until the day Tad, a quirky McDonald's counter boy, asks Madeline out for a date, and she gets her first taste of normal. But with a life thats anything but, how long can normal really last?

Hanging with Jeremy, avoiding Mam, sticking Do Not Disturb Post-its on her heart, Desiree's mission is simple: party hard, graduate (well, maybe), get out of town. But after Desiree accepts half a meatball grinder, a cold drink, and a ride from her mother's boyfriend one rainy afternoon, nothing is ever simple again.

Too many AP classes. Workaholic mom. Dad in prison. Still, Ariel's sultry new boyfriend, Shane, manages to make even the worst days delicious. But when an unexpected phone call forces a trip to visit a sick grandmother she's never met, revealing her family's dark past, Ariel struggles to find the courage to make the right choice for her own future.

As three girls from three different decades lives converge, they discover they are connected ways they could never imagine. Each of them finds strength that brings her closer to healing a painful past, and faith that there is a happier future.

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ISBN

9780811867801


Format: Book
Author: Kwasney, Michelle D., 1960-
Summary: In alternating chapters, the lives of three teenage girls from three different generations are woven together as each girl learns about forgiveness, empathy, and self-respect.
Title: Blue plate special / by Michelle D. Kwasney.
Publisher Date: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2009.
Subject: Forgiveness -- Teen fiction. Self-esteem -- Teen fiction. Mothers and daughters -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780811867801 0811867803
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: F Kwasney
Oclc: 314112708
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Bib Id: 331665

Format: Book
Author: Kwasney, Michelle D., 1960-
Summary: In alternating chapters, the lives of three teenage girls from three different generations are woven together as each girl learns about forgiveness, empathy, and self-respect.
Title: Blue plate special / by Michelle D. Kwasney.
Publisher, Date: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2009.
Description: 366 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Forgiveness -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Self-esteem -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Mothers and daughters -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2009005322
ISBN: 9780811867801
ISBN: 0811867803
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: F Kwasney