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Author Posthuma, Lisabeth, author.

Title Baby & Solo / Lisabeth Posthuma.

Publication Info. Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Teen  YA TEEN LIFE POSTHUMA    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - New YA Materials  YA FIC POSTHUMA    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Teen  YA Realistic Fiction POSTHUMA    Check Shelf
Description 406 pages ; 24 cm
Note Includes a list of resources.
Summary "Joel's new job at the video store is just what the therapist ordered. But what happens if the first true friend he's made in years finds out about What Was Wrong With Him? Seventeen-year-old Joel Teague has a new prescription from his therapist--a part-time job--the first step toward the elusive Normal life he's been so desperate to live ever since The Bad Thing happened. Lucky for Joel, ROYO Video is hiring. It's the perfect fresh start--Joel even gets a new name. Dubbed "Solo" after his favorite Star Wars character, Joel works his way up the not-so-corporate ladder without anyone suspecting What Was Wrong With Him. That is, until he befriends Nicole "Baby" Palmer, a smart-mouthed coworker with a chip on her shoulder about . . . well, everything, and the two quickly develop the kind of friendship movie montages are made of. However, when Joel's past inevitably catches up with him, he's forced to choose between preserving his new blank slate persona and coming clean--and either way, he risks losing the first real friend he's ever had. Set in a pop-culture-rich 1990s, this remarkable story tackles challenging and timely themes with huge doses of wit, power, and heart." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Mental illness -- Juvenile fiction.
Adolescent psychology -- Juvenile literature.
Teenagers -- Mental health -- Juvenile literature.
Suicide -- Juvenile fiction.
Best friends -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Interpersonal relations in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction.
Gay teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
Homophobia -- Juvenile fiction.
Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction.
Domestic relations -- Juvenile fiction.
Divorce -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenagers -- Sexual behavior -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage pregnancy -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Mentally ill -- Fiction.
Psychological abuse -- Fiction.
Homophobia -- Fiction.
Video recordings industry -- Fiction.
Video rental services -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Royal Oak (Mich.) -- Fiction.
Michigan -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Mental illness -- Fiction.
Added Title Baby and Solo
ISBN 1536213039 (hardcover)
9781536213034 (hardcover)
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