Everything Is Fine
Everything Is Fine.
Everything Is Fine
Ann Dee Ellis
Stuck at home caring for her severely depressed mother and abandoned by her father, Mazzy has only the day-to-day dramas of her neighborhood to keep her busy. But between flirting with the boy next door and worrying about the fact that she's flat-chested, Mazzy has to face the fact that her mom is emotionally paralyzed by a family tragedy. As readers delve into the story, they'll eventually discover what it was that tore Mazzy's family apart, and they'll see what it takes to put it back together. Despite its serious subject matter, Mazzy brings humor to the trying age of adolescence and gives readers just the kind of awkward, troubled, and endearing character they will gladly embrace.

Book Details


  • Chick Lit
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Despite the title, Mazzy's life is not fine. Though she continually repeats that that everything is fine to her father, her neighbors and even herself, she's suffering. Mazzy's mother is severely depressed and her father has abandoned his family for his career. She looks to her caring neighbors and painting for some kind of solace. As readers turn the pages they will discover what tore the family apart and learn how it can be put back together.

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Poor Mazzy! Ever since her big family tragedy happened and her father's new job sent him away, Mazzy's life just gets worse every day. Her mom won't talk or get out of bed anymore, and her dad hasn't called Mazzy in a couple months. Now Mazzy is about to go into 7th grade, and her life is still changing. With the help of friends, maybe Mazzy can put the past behind her and start anew. Can Mazzy get away with a new life for her and her mom, or will she get caught in the process?

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