The Family That Wasn't by Gene Twaronite
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The Family That Wasn't is a humorous fable of how our families live inside us. Though geared for middle grades (ages 8-12) it will also appeal to readers of all ages. The 13-year-old narrator, John Boggle (whose real name is John Bazukas-O'Reilly-Geronimo-Giovanni-Li Choy-Echeverria), finds his family so impossibly crazy that he cannot stand living with them another moment. He invents a new perfect family so convincing that he suddenly finds himself living inside this imaginary world. But John finds that he too has changed. He sees his too perfect image in the mirror and begins to wonder if it is all some kind of mistake. Only trouble is, now he can't remember who he is. He only knows that he must leave this family at once. His sole clue is the name, John Boggle. To find his true family he embarks on a cross country quest. Along the way he encounters other characters who have also lost touch with their families. Together they must find a way to reconstruct the connections to bring back the family that once was.

About Gene Twaronite

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Gene Twaronite's fiction has been published by Highlights for Children, Read, Heinemann, and Fast Forward Press. He lives in Chino Valley, AZ. This is his first novel.
Published August 9, 2013 by 137 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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