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Life in a fishbowl

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Fifteen-year-old Jackie Stone's father is dying. When Jackie discovers that her father has been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, her whole world starts to crumble. She can't imagine how she'll live without him . . .

Then, in a desperate act to secure his family's future, Jackie's father does the unthinkable--he puts his life up for auction on eBay. Jackie can do nothing but watch and wait as an odd assortment of bidders, some with nefarious intentions, drive the price up higher. The fate of her entire family hangs in the balance.

But no one can predict how the auction will finally end, or any of the very public fallout that ensues. Life as Jackie knows it is about to change forever . . .

In this brilliantly written tragicomedy told through multiple points of view--including Jackie's dad's tumor--acclaimed author Len Vlahos deftly explores what it really means to live.

"A weird, sardonic delight with the shape of an allegory and the heart of a joyful song." --Brenna Yovanoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement

"Surprising, original, political, and deeply affecting . . . It is one of those rare works of art that keeps you guessing up to the very last page." --Leila Sales, author of This Song Will Save Your Life

"It will tear you apart, and yet it's an absolute joy." --Adi Alsaid, author of Let's Get Lost and Never, Always, Sometimes

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subject_facet Brain -- Tumors -- Fiction, Cancer -- Fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Reality television programs -- Fiction, Terminally ill -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display Life in a fishbowl
title_full Life in a Fishbowl, Life in a fishbowl / by Len Vlahos
title_short Life in a fishbowl
topic_facet Brain, Cancer, Family problems, Reality television programs, Terminally ill, Tumors, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature, Young adult fiction