The Resource Family of Strangers

Family of Strangers

Label
Family of Strangers
Title
Family of Strangers
Statement of responsibility
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sometimes Abby thinks the most important event in her life happened before she was even born Abby's not dying; in fact she's perfectly healthy. If she were dead, maybe her father would grieve for her the way he's still grieving for Johnny, who would have been Abby's older brother if he hadn't died when he was only two. Probably not though. The only time her dad even notices her is when he's pushing her into an Ivy League college. And now that Abby's oldest sister, Jocelyn, has left for med school, and Jess, the middle sister, has run away to pursue a major in drug and alcohol addiction, her mom is rarely home. Living among strangers, Abby writes letters and makes up imaginary dialogues with a boy that she's too shy to approach. And she draws up her will over and over, trying to decide who should inherit her teddy bears and who should get all the guilt and recrimination that have accumulated in her family. Left alone-as always-Abby figures her choices are to be physically dead, emotionally dead, or really alive. But living means shaking things up, taking chances, and saying all those things her family would rather keep covered up. It might not end well, but what does she have to lose?
Member of
Summary
Through letters and essays, emotionally disturbed sixteen-year-old Abby chronicles her growing desperation in a family consisting of parents who seem devoid of love, one older sister bent of self-destruction, and another older sister who has always seemed perfect
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
080079
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
hoopla (Digital media service)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 10
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Family problems
  • Emotional problems
  • Parent and child
  • Sisters
  • Letters
  • Families
  • Emotions in adolescence
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Family of Strangers
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11553701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453218426
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11553701
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11553701
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Family of Strangers
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11553701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453218426
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11553701
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11553701
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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