Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb

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"IF SHE DIES, I'll die," are the words 15-year-old Mia Perlman writes in her journal the night her mother is diagnosed with cancer. Nine days later, Mia's mother is dead, and Mia, her older sister, and her father must find a way to live on in the face of sudden, unfathomable loss. But even in grief, there is the chance for new beginnings in this poignant, funny, and hopeful novel.

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About Margo Rabb

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Margo Rabb grew up in Queens, New York, and now lives in Brooklyn. Her stories have been broadcast on National Public Radio, and have beenpublished in the Atlantic Monthly, Zoetrope, Seventeen, Best New American Voices, New England Review, and elsewhere.From the Hardcover edition.
Published August 12, 2008 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 258 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Twelve days after her cancer diagnosis, Mia Pearlman’s mother dies, leaving Mia, her older sister Alex and their father bereft.

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Teen Reads

There is only a drive to comprehend how that loss fits into our lives --- past, present and future --- and our efforts (experimental, at best) to accommodate these new rules into who we are.

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Common Sense Media

Mia gets a new best friend and crushes on boys on the one hand, and ponders her parents' marital discord, her mother's bouts of depression, and her difficult relationships with her father and older sister on the other.

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Youth Services Book Review

Margo’s story is broken up into 8 episodes that cover everything from the mysteriously flamboyant funeral director to her dad’s annoying new “Healthy Heart” diet.

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