All the Things You Are by Courtney Sheinmel

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A girl’s perfect life falls apart when her mother is arrested for a white collar crime in this novel School Library Journal calls “realistic yet positive.”

Carly Wheeler lives a charmed life. Her mother is a stylist for the soap opera Lovelock Falls, she lives in a nice house, and goes to an excellent private school. But when her mom is arrested and charged with embezzlement, everything starts to unravel. There are shocking stories about her mother’s crimes in the local newspaper. Carly's friends start avoiding her. And her stepfather starts worrying about money. How can Carly put her life back together when it feels like she’s missing all the pieces?

About Courtney Sheinmel

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Courtney Sheinmel is the author of "All the Things You Are, Sincerely, Positively, " and "My So-Called Family". She graduated with honors from Barnard College, part of Columbia University, and attended Fordham University School of Law. Courtney lives, works, and writes in New York City. Visit her at Jennifer A. Bell is a children's book and greeting card illustrator. She graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design and worked for several years as a product designer before establishing herself as a freelance illustrator. She lives in Minneapolis MN with her husband and son.
Published June 14, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 258 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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A seventh grader shouldn't need to be an expert on the differences between jail and prison, should she?

May 31 2011 | Read Full Review of All the Things You Are

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As she has in her earlier novels, Sheinmel (Sincerely; Positively) introduces a heroine coping with significant, disturbing change. Carly's life is upended when her mother, a stylist for a soap opera,

May 02 2011 | Read Full Review of All the Things You Are

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