Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles

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Through his eyes, Knowles offers a touching and realistic picture of the effect on those surrounding a person with an eating disorder.
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In a return to middle-grade fiction, master of perspectives Jo Knowles depicts a younger sibling struggling to maintain his everyday life while coping with his sister's secret struggle.

Noah is just trying to make it through seventh grade. The girls are confusing, the homework is boring, and even his friends are starting to bug him. Not to mention that his older sister, Emma, has been acting pretty strange, even though Noah thought she'd been doing better ever since the Thing They Don't Talk About. The only place he really feels at peace is in art class, with a block of clay in his hands. As it becomes clear through Emma's ever-stricter food rules and regulations that she's not really doing better at all, the normal seventh-grade year Noah was hoping for begins to seem pretty unattainable. In an affecting and realistic novel with bright spots of humor, Jo Knowles captures the complexities of navigating middle school while feeling helpless in the face of a family crisis.
 

About Jo Knowles

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Jo Knowles is the author of the YA novels Lessons from a Dead Girl and Jumping Off Swings. The recipient of the 2005 PEN Literary Award, she lives in Vermont.
 
Published August 2, 2016 by Candlewick. 320 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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on May 04 2016

Through his eyes, Knowles offers a touching and realistic picture of the effect on those surrounding a person with an eating disorder.

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