My Brother's Keeper (Hardcover)

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From the acclaimed author of "Cut" comes this new novel that explores the anguish of living with divided loyalties and the cost of keeping family secrets, as a young teen struggles to keep his family together when his father abandons them.


Publisher Perfection Learning
Mfg Part# 9780756968960
SKU 209634957
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0756968968
Release Date 9/22/2008
"Throughout the book, McCormick honestly and dramatically expresses Toby's frantic desire to restore normalcy in his broken home. She credibly develops a plot that demonstrates why playing the role of enabler ultimately does more harm than good, and invites reflective thought and meaningful discussion."
"Toby's a likable, relatable protagonist, and he tells his story in very humorous first person as McCormick pulls off that rare feat of treating a serious subject with just the right lightness of tone. Splendidly done."
"Readers who already know that the most meaningful moments are often hidden in the little ones will appreciate this compelling and compassionate story."
"One of the best things in the book is the way McCormick captures Toby's isolation, sadness, desperation."
From the Publisher
Editors Note Thirteen-year-old Toby, a prematurely gray-haired Pittsburgh Pirates fan and baseball card collector, tries to cope with his brother's drug use, his father's absence, and his mother dating Stanley the Food King.
Annotation After their alcoholic father leaves the family, 13-year-old Pirates-baseball-card-obsessed Toby does everything he can to hide his older brother Jake's drug-use from their depressed mother. As the family begins to crumble, Toby spends his time cleaning up after Jake, from constantly spraying the room with Citrus Magic to keeping their mother in the dark about endless, tangled issues and problems. A vivid, heartfelt story narrated with humor-tinged sadness that carefully explores one family's private pain.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 11
Publisher Perfection Learning
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