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Author Pixley, Marcella, author.

Title Ready to fall / Marcella Pixley.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Teen  YA TEEN LIFE PIXLEY    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Young Adult  YA FIC PIXLEY    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Young Adult  YA PIX    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Young Adult  YA FIC PIXLEY, M    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Young Adult  YA FIC PIXLEY    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Teen  TEEN PIXLEY, MARCELLA    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Teen New Materials  YA-PIXLEY    DUE 03-22-18 Billed
Edition First edition.
Description 362 pages ; 22 cm
Audience 730 Lexile
Note "Margaret Ferguson Books."
Summary When Max Friedman’s mother dies of cancer, instead of facing his loss, Max imagines that her tumor has taken up residence in his brain. It's a terrible tenant―isolating him from family, distracting him in school, and taunting him mercilessly about his manhood. With the tumor in charge, Max implodes, slipping farther and farther away from reality. Finally, Max is sent to the artsy, off-beat Baldwin School to regain his footing. He joins a group of theater misfits in a steam-punk production of Hamlet where he becomes friends with Fish, a girl with pink hair and a troubled past, and The Monk, an edgy upperclassman who refuses to let go of the things he loves. For a while, Max almost feels happy. But his tumor is always lurking in the wings―until one night it knocks him down and Max is forced to face the truth, not just about the tumor, but about how hard it is to let go of the past.
Seventeen-year-old Max, struggling to come to terms with his mother's death, is cast as the ghost in Hamlet and finds strength in his new theater friends.
Subject Grief -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Theater -- Juvenile fiction.
High schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Jews -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Grief -- Young adult fiction.
Friendship -- Young adult fiction.
Theater -- Young adult fiction.
High schools -- Young adult fiction.
Schools -- Young adult fiction.
Jews -- United States -- Young adult fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Performing Arts / Theater & Musicals.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Depression.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings.
Other Form: Online version: Pixley, Marcella Fleischman, author. Ready to fall First edition. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017 9780374303594 (DLC) 2017029376
ISBN 9780374303587 (hardcover)
0374303584 (hardcover)
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