For Now by Gayle Friesen

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Jes desperately needs something solid to hold onto. In Losing Forever, she learned to accept the inevitability of change. But the change is moving at a heartbreaking pace and her world shifts by the day. The date with boy-next-door Sam shows that even the most awkward moment can always get more awkward. At home, Jes's stepsister, the beautiful and seemingly well-adjusted Angela, is clearly a favorite. When Jes's mother announces she is pregnant and the new baby will need a bedroom, one thing's certain -- it won't be Angela who moves. There's lots of uncertainty in Jes's life, but the biggest uncertainty of all is love. Everyone has a different opinion on it. Jes's teacher says that love is about reuniting what was once divided -- this from a guy who's going through a divorce. If anything's for sure, it's that love is never predictable, always confusing and may hurt sometimes. But, as Jes begins to see, no one ever gives up on it.
 

About Gayle Friesen

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Gayle Friesen's previous novels Janey's Girl and Men of Stone have both garnered critical praise. She lives in Delta, British Columbia.
 
Published September 1, 2007 by Kids Can Press. 248 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There’s a divorcing psychology teacher who breaks down in class, an unexpected introduction to her dad’s new love interest (and her two kids) on Christmas day, Dell’s near rape and Angela’s confession of surviving a similar attack, as well as a revelation about Angela’s parentage.

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Jes is now part of a blended family who is still at the ice crunching stage, including athletic Cal, perfect step-sister Angela, and an (accidental) new baby on the way.

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