Kendra Bolten knows what it's like to be overshadowed by a sibling. Her older brother, Grayson, is a genius, but his OCD forces him to live life through a series of carefully coordinated routines. It seems as if he can't survive without counting, symmetry, constantly washing his hands -- and the whole family revolving around him. Kendra feels that the only way she can shine in the presence of her brother is to be perfect -- something she has down to an art. She's a straight-A student, has plenty of extracurricular activities, and always makes the right decisions. But when Kendra finds herself the ringleader of a cheating scandal in her Calc class, her mistake could jeopardize the perfection she's worked so hard to attain. For once she knows exactly how Grayson feels when he expresses his wish to just run away from his OCD. Behind the wheel of her hand-me-down car, with Grayson asleep in the passenger seat, Kendra makes a decision. Together, they'll drive away from it all -- get some distance, find help for Grayson, prove that she's still the perfect girl-in-control -- and maybe her colossal mistake will look a little more forgivable. Eventually though, no matter how far they go, there is nothing for Kendra to do but to face what she's been running from.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Jennifer Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Imprint: Little, Brown Young Readers
Dimensions: Width: 14.40cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 21.60cm
ISBN 10: 0316185574
Publication Date: 23 August 2012
Recommended Age: from 12
Audience: Young adult , Teenage / Young adult
Replaced By: 9780316185585
Publisher's Status: Out of Print
Availability: In Print
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* Brown skillfully navigates the emotional complexities and psychological minefields of her characters and their relationship, treating OCD with delicacy without losing sight of the big picture. -- Publishers Weekly , starred review
Brown paints an unflinching, nuanced portrait of siblings in a family overwhelmed by serious illness....Readers will enjoy the trip. -- VOYA
Jennifer Brown writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri, area with her family. She is the author of Bitter End and Hate List, which received three starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a VOYA Perfect Ten, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.
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