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A Tragic Kind of Wonderful

tragic-kind-of-wonderfulA Tragic Kind of Wonderful

By Eric Lindstrom

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Curriculum Subject: Social Issues: Friendship; Depression & Mental Illness; Family

Grades: 10 & up

 

For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to conceal her diagnosis by keeping everyone at arm’s length. But when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.

 

As the walls of Mel’s compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst–that no one will accept her if they discover what she’s been hiding. But would her friends really abandon her if they learned the truth? More importantly, can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?

 



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