Family game night and other catastrophes

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Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 8
Lexile measure:
690L
Description

A debut middle-grade novel about throwing things out - and letting people in. Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes tackles a tough issue with a light, accessible touch and writing that sparkles with heart.

Annabelle has a five-mile rule: She must keep her friends from coming within five miles of her home. That's because Annabelle's mom is a hoarder. Their house is full of stuff: canned goods, broken toys, old newspapers . . . It's everywhere except for Annabelle's spotless room.

Annabelle can't let anyone find out what her house is like. They'll realize that her mom is crazy. They'll make fun of her. Or feel sorry for her. Or try to help.

But when the newspaper piles come crashing down on her sister's head one morning, it kicks off an epic fight between her parents that ends up with her dad taking off - and her fix-it-all grandmother stepping in.

As Annabelle realizes how bad things have gotten for her little sister, while trying to navigate her first crush, not to mention stay sane herself, she's forced to come to terms with the fact that maybe she can't keep all her secrets to herself. Maybe she can't just throw her mom's things out . . . maybe she has to let some people in.

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ISBN:
9780545931984
9780545932004
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.5, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
690L
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Grouping Title family game night and other catastrophes
Grouping Author lambert mary e
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-24 23:30:52PM
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subject_facet Compulsive hoarding -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Juvenile fiction, Hoarders -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Fiction, Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Juvenile fiction, Secrets -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Sisters -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Family game night and other catastrophes
title_full Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes, Family game night and other catastrophes / Mary E. Lambert
title_short Family game night and other catastrophes
title_sub
topic_facet Compulsive hoarding, Families, Family problems, Family secrets, Hoarders, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Mothers and daughters, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Secrets, Sisters