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The whole story of half a girl

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What greater praise than to be compared to Judy Blume!--"Each [Blume and Hiranandani] excels in charting the fluctuating discomfort zones of adolescent identity with affectionate humor."-- Kirkus Reviews, Starred After her father loses his job, Sonia Nadhamuni, half Indian and half Jewish American, finds herself yanked out of private school and thrown into the unfamiliar world of public education. For the first time, Sonia's mixed heritage makes her classmates ask questions--questions Sonia doesn't always know how to answer--as she navigates between a group of popular girls who want her to try out for the cheerleading squad and other students who aren't part of the "in" crowd. At the same time that Sonia is trying to make new friends, she's dealing with what it means to have an out-of-work parent--it's hard for her family to adjust to their changed circumstances. And then, one day, Sonia's father goes missing. Now Sonia wonders if she ever really knew him. As she begins to look for answers, she must decide what really matters and who her true friends are--and whether her two halves, no matter how different, can make her a whole. From the Hardcover edition.
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Full title whole story of half a girl
Author hiranandani veera
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Coming of age -- Fiction, Depression, Mental -- Fiction, Depression, Mental -- Juvenile fiction, East Indian Americans -- Juvenile fiction, East Indian Americans. -- Fiction, Middle schools. -- Fiction, Racially mixed people -- Fiction, Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The whole story of half a girl
title_full The Whole Story of Half a Girl, The whole story of half a girl / Veera Hiranandani
title_short The whole story of half a girl
topic_facet Bildungsromans, Coming of age, Depression, Mental, East Indian Americans, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Middle schools, Racially mixed people, Schools