The Reece Malcolm List

308p. Entangled Teen. 2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-62061-240-8
Gr 8–10—When Devan Mitchell's dad dies, the 16-year-old goes to live with the woman who gave her up at birth. She discovers that her mother is a young, famous author who dresses like a concert roadie and has a British boyfriend who just moved in. While attempting to get to know her and saying good-bye to her distant father, Devan juggles friendships old and new, budding romances, and the opportunity to leave behind her shy shell and take the lead in her performing-arts school's spring production. Devan's emotional kaleidoscope of confusion, excitement, fear, and hope is well handled. Portrayed with humor and vulnerability, the teen is a character readers will identify with, care about, and root for.—Natasha Forrester, Multnomah County Library, OR

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