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A Certain October

By Angela Johnson, 1961-

Three-time Coretta Scott King Award–winner Angela Johnson writes a wrenching, honest book about surviving the unimaginable and finding a way to go on.

Scotty compares herself to tofu: no flavor unless you add something. And it’s true that Scotty’s friends, Misha and Falcone, and her brother, Keone, make life delicious. But when a terrible accident occurs, Scotty feels responsible for the loss of someone she hardly knew, and the world goes wrong. She cannot tell what is a dream and what is real. Her friends are having a hard time getting through to her and her family is preoccupied with their own trauma. But the prospect of a boy, a dance, and the possibility that everything can fall back into place soon help Scotty realize that she is capable of adding her own flavor to life.
With artfully spare prose, acclaimed and award-winning author Angela Johnson explores the ramifications of unexpected death in this compelling coming-of-age story.

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ISBN

9780689865053


Format: Book
Author: Johnson, Angela, 1961-
Summary: "Scotty compares herself to tofu: no flavor unless you add something. And it's true that Scotty's friends, Misha and Faclone, and her brother, Keone, make life delicious. But when a terrible accident occurs, Scotty feels responsible for the loss of someone she hardly knew, and the world goes wrong. She cannot tell what is a dream and what is real. Her friends are having a hard time getting through to her and her family is preoccupied with their own trauma. But the prospect of a boy, a dance, and the possibility that everything can fall back into place soon help Scotty realize that she is capable of adding her own flavor to life"--Provided by publisher.
Title: A certain October / Angela Johnson.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, c2012.
Subject: Death -- Teen fiction. Friendship -- Teen fiction. Autism -- Teen fiction. High schools -- Teen Fiction.
Isbn: 9780689865053 (hbk.) 0689865058 (hbk.) 9780689870651 (pbk.) 0689870655 (pbk.) 9781442417267 (ebk.) 1442417269 (ebk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: TF Johnson
Oclc: 555641766
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Bib Id: 405771

Format: Book
Author: Johnson, Angela, 1961-
Summary: "Scotty compares herself to tofu: no flavor unless you add something. And it's true that Scotty's friends, Misha and Faclone, and her brother, Keone, make life delicious. But when a terrible accident occurs, Scotty feels responsible for the loss of someone she hardly knew, and the world goes wrong. She cannot tell what is a dream and what is real. Her friends are having a hard time getting through to her and her family is preoccupied with their own trauma. But the prospect of a boy, a dance, and the possibility that everything can fall back into place soon help Scotty realize that she is capable of adding her own flavor to life"--Provided by publisher.
Title: A certain October / Angela Johnson.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, c2012.
Description: 158 p. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Death -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Autism -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: High schools -- Teen Fiction.
LCCN: 2012001595
ISBN: 9780689865053 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0689865058 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9780689870651 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0689870655 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9781442417267 (ebk.)
ISBN: 1442417269 (ebk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: TF Johnson