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After Iris

Authors: Farrant, Natasha
Lexile: 920,
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
BISAC/Subject: JUV013000, JUV039020, JUV039030
ISBN: 9781101611005, Related ISBNs: 0142426911, 0803739826, 1101611006, 9780142426913, 9780803739826
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: An unforgettable middle-grade debut that will steal your heart

Blue Gadsby’s twin sister, Iris, died three years ago and her family has never been the same. Her histrionic older sister, Flora, changes her hair color daily; her younger siblings, Jasmine and Twig, are completely obsessed with their pet rats; and both of her parents spend weeks away from home–and each other. Enter Zoran the Bosnian male au pair and Joss the troublemaking boy next door, and life for the Gadsby family takes a turn for the even more chaotic. Blue poignantly captures her family’s trials and tribulations from fragmented to fully dysfunctional to ultimately reunited, in a sequence of film transcripts and diary entries that will make you cry, laugh, and give thanks for the gift of families.

With the charm of The Penderwicks and the poignancy of When You Reach Me, Natasha Farrant's After Iris is a story that will stay with readers long after the last page.

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