Don't fail me now
"Fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell, and Sharon Flake will find much to love in Don't Fail Me Now ]." -- School Library Journal Michelle and her little siblings Cass and Denny are African-American and living on the poverty line in urban Baltimore, struggling to keep it together with their mom in jail and only Michelle's part-time job at the Taco Bell to sustain them.
Leah and her stepbrother Tim are white and middle class from suburban Maryland, with few worries beyond winning lacrosse games and getting college applications in on time.
Michelle and Leah only have one thing in common Buck Devereaux, the biological father who abandoned them when they were little.
After news trickles back to them that Buck is dying, they make the uneasy decision to drive across country to his hospice in California. Leah hopes for closure; Michelle just wants to give him a piece of her mind.
Five people in a failing, old station wagon, living off free samples at food courts across America, and the most pressing question on Michelle's mind is: Who will break down first--herself or the car? All the signs tell her they won't make it. But Michelle has heard that her whole life, and it's never stopped her before....
Una LaMarche triumphs once again with this rare and compassionate look at how racial and social privilege affects one family in crisis in both subtle and astonishing ways.
From the Hardcover edition.
Level 5.7, 12 Points
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|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-22 22:47:22PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-23 00:05:38AM|
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|display_description||Interracial half-siblings come together for the first time and embark on a cross-country road trip to confront their absentee father before he dies.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000469190|Book|Books||English|Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House,||273 pages ; 22 cm., overdrive:8ba81352-5abd-492a-a0ed-df3fd32d0e12|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2015||
|subject_facet||African Americans -- Fiction, Automobile travel -- Fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction|
|title_display||Don't fail me now|
|title_full||Don't Fail Me Now, Don't fail me now / Una LaMarche|
|title_short||Don't fail me now|
|topic_facet||African Americans, Automobile travel, Brothers and sisters, Families, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature|