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Why Me? (An Apple Paperback) by Deborah Kent
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Why Me? (An Apple Paperback) (edition 1992)

by Deborah Kent

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Title:Why Me? (An Apple Paperback)
Authors:Deborah Kent
Info:Apple (1992), Paperback, 184 pages
Collections:Your library, Book info needs work
Rating:*****
Tags:children, fiction, disabilities, F

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A Story About Coping with Illness

I enjoyed this book, even though it was difficult to read at times, and though understandable and realistically portrayed, the main character's bitterness started to get to me after a while. That said it is an excellent book for those who might be facing similar events in their lives, and a good talking point between adults and younger family members as a way of approaching the same issues. On the other hand, there is also a warmth to the story that tugs are the reader's heart strings as the family in the story is brought together by all that occurs, and by facing their hardships together. ( )
  cedargrove | Jan 22, 2013 |
A wonderful book about the struggles a child must face when dealing with a sudden-onset illness. Young adults can easily sympathize with the main character early on and then, by sharing her experiences, learn to understand what a friend, relation or even total stranger with an illness or disability is going through. As an adult I would highly recommend this book for any family coping with sudden, severe illnesses or even long-term disabilities. Adults should share the story with their young readers and talk about experiences, making sure to answer any questions that come along. Of course, anyone wanting a heartwarming story about pushing through hardship and finding out what the real meaning of family will enjoy this book as well. ( )
  mirrani | Dec 22, 2012 |
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After her kidneys fail, thirteen-year-old Rachel's curiosity about her birth mother becomes a question of extreme importance.

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