Quit It by Marcia Byalick

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At a quick glance, Carrie looks just like everybody else in her seventh-grade class. She gets good grades, acts in school plays, kicks a pretty decent soccer ball, and is a sensational Game Boy champion. But watch her a little longer and Carrie looks very different. She shrugs her shoulder a little too often, jerks her head, coughs and sniffs in uncontrollable bursts. She has Tourette’s syndrome. And at a time when all a kid wants to do is blend in with the crowd, she stands out like crazy.

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About Marcia Byalick

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Marcia Byalick is a freelance writer who has contributed to The New York Times, Newsday, and Family Circle among many other publications. She is also the content editor for the BeingGirl.com Web site, aimed at girls ages 10 to 15.From the Hardcover edition.
Published January 16, 2009 by Yearling. 176 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Though the three are all part of the “Lunch Bunch” at school, three’s a crowd and the new girl’s monopoly of Carrie drives a wedge between the two former best friends.

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Quit It, written by Marcia Byalick, gives an eye-opening, perspective on life in middle school with Tourette Syndrome as a constant companion.

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