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The Art of Getting Stared At, Langston, Laura

The Art of Getting Stared At

Authors: Langston, Laura
Publisher: PRH Canada Young Readers
BISAC/Subject: JUV039140, JUV039020, JUV015020, YAF023010
ISBN: 9780143192985, Related ISBNs: 0143188453, 0143192981, 0670067504, 9780143188452, 9780143192985
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 288
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Sloane is given the biggest opportunity of her life—a chance for a film school scholarship—but she only has less than two weeks to produce a video. She also has to work with Isaac Alexander, an irresponsible charmer with whom she shares an uneasy history.

Then comes a horrifying discovery: Sloane finds a bald spot on her head. The pink patch, no bigger than a quarter, shouldn’t be there. Neither should the bald spots that follow. Horror gives way to devastation when Sloane is diagnosed with alopecia areata. The autoimmune disease has no cause, no cure and no definitive outcome. The spots might grow over tomorrow or they might be there for life. She could become completely bald. No one knows.

Determined to produce her video and keep her condition secret, Sloane finds herself turning into the kind of person she has always mocked: someone obsessed with their looks. She’s also forced to confront a painful truth: she is as judgmental as anyone else … but she saves the harshest judgments for herself.

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