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10 Things I Can See from Here
Contributor(s): Mac, Carrie
ISBN: 0399556257     ISBN-13: 9780399556258
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
    OUR PRICE: $16.19  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: February 2017
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Annotation: A girl who has struggled with anxiety for as long as she can remember is required by her mother's long work assignment to temporarily live with her alcoholic father and pregnant stepmom in Vancouver, where she falls in love with a fearless girl. Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Anxiety disorders; Fiction.
Fathers and daughters; Fiction.
Love; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2015046690
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 1.25" (0.90 lbs) 312 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 189651
Reading Level: 3.9   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 10.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q70377
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 17.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall)
Maeve has severe anxiety and isn't eager to live with her father, stepmother, and half-siblings in Vancouver while her (understanding) mother is in Haiti. But this change plus a potential new girlfriend help Maeve find some peace. A realistic portrayal of anxiety disorder and a refreshing, often funny story with a queer protagonist who is already out and accepted. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2016 December #2)
Everyone tells Maeve that things will be fine, but they don't know what it's like to have an anxiety disorder, to visualize possible disasters constantly. Spending six months in Vancouver with her father and stepfamily is terrifying for nearly 17-year-old Maeve—she could die on the way, for one thing. Even after arriving safely, she finds cause for worry. Her father may be drinking again, the home birth her pregnant stepmother is planning is risky, and being around Salix—the girl she likes—is nerve-racking. But to Maeve's surprise, Salix likes her. Even more surprising: when some of Maeve's fears come to pass, she's upset, but not helpless. Mac (The Way Back) is good at showing how a dread-filled mind works and how Salix, whom Maeve sees as wholly confident, also has to fight nerves. Mac's not interested in villains: there is no evil stepmother, no homophobia. Instead, the struggles are internal, like Maeve's anxiety and her father's relapse, and relational, as people try to forgive and be honest with each other. The result is a low-key but affecting story. Ages 14–up. (Feb.) Copyright 2016 Publisher Weekly.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 December)

Gr 9 Up—Anxiety is hard to deal with at the best of times, and Maeve deals with it on a day-to-day basis. But now, her mom and her mom's boyfriend are leaving for six months, and Maeve has to stay with her dad in Vancouver—all things that make her anxiety skyrocket. To make matters worse, her dad isn't in a good place and life seems to be falling apart all around her. There is one bright light in her life, and her name is Salix. Will Salix help keep out all of the darkness? Mac creates in Maeve a character with relatable issues for teens. The novel's title suggests that there is a list of things that surround Maeve—that she's aware of in any given moment. Throughout the narrative, though, teens will see that Maeve has so much more surrounding her that she doesn't always register, including family, love, and friendship. Throughout all of Maeve's experiences of anxiety, there is one constant theme: no matter how bad things are, Maeve always gets through them. This hopeful offering will resonate with young people for their own lives, even if the journey is hard and takes time and patience. Maeve's romance with a girl is an integrated part of a complex plot. VERDICT This compelling portrait of a teen's experiences with anxiety and challenging family dynamics is a solid choice for most realistic fiction shelves.—Rena Gibson, Ralph Ellison Library, Oklahoma City

Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.