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Single-mom Kik Marcheson is doing the best she can. But effort doesn't seem to count for much in the parenting department.Her oldest daughter, Doone, is swimming in the deep end of adolescence. Casey, the middle-child slash good-girl is fraying along the edges and Tess, a quirky kindergartner, has installed an imaginary playmate in the family abode.When Doone falls in with the wrong crowd, a TV therapist offers to help. And things do start to look up. But only for a while.

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Genre: 

  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult
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Discovering that you are not alone in your battles is sometimes a relief - or not. Close by Erika Raskin does just that by revealing the imperfections of the Marcheson family. This book tells a poignant and edgy story of a divorced-family dynamic through complex characters and the real life struggles of parenting and adolescence. While trying to get help for the Marcheson daughters this family experiences something that will shock you.
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