Jane

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780385755924
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

No two could be more different: Libby Strout, an obese girl who had to be cut out of her house a couple years ago, and Jack Masselin, who has face blindness, never able to recognize even family members without special "indicators". No one can not notice Libby's challenge, while no one knows about Jack, who is a skilled pretender. Because of a cruel prank in the high school cafeteria, punches are thrown, and both Libby and Jack are forced into community service. This is where each starts seeing beyond the other's facade, and a relationship is born. With Niven's spot-on, realistic dialogues and spellbinding, language, readers will love these two outstanding kids. Spirits lift, as Libby and Jack learn to be themselves!