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Inevitable and Only
Contributor(s): Rosinsky, Lisa
ISBN: 1629798177     ISBN-13: 9781629798172
Publisher: Boyds Mills Pr
    OUR PRICE: $16.16  
Product Type: School And Library
Published: October 2017
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Annotation: Learning that she has a half sister near her own age who has just lost her mother, 15-year-old Cadie questions everything she has ever believed about her father and is further dismayed when her half-sister begins taking her place in her family's and boyfriend's affections.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Sisters; Fiction.
Fathers and daughters; Fiction.
Family secrets; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2017042160
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.75" (1.15 lbs) 272 pages
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

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

Gr 9 Up—Cadie, 15, has always looked to her father, who helped her develop a love for the theater, as the one person she can always trust to be there for her. As of late her mom, who is also the principal of the Friends school she and her 10-year-old brother Josh attend, hasn't been. She's been spending more time catering to Josh's future as a concert cellist than to anyone else's needs in the family, and Cadie can't remember the last time her parents have both spent time with each other or with the whole family. The ties that bind have been taut, and when the family finds out about Elizabeth, her dad's unknown daughter, the strings are almost torn to shreds. To avoid conflict, Cadie finds solace in the school's drama club. When she lands a lead role in the latest production opposite the tall, dark, and mysteriously handsome Zephyr, she is elated but not prepared for the strength of her attraction. Even more surprising are her thoughts of how the staged kiss they share in one scene, should be more than staged. Agnosticism, Ahimsa, and atheism are addressed in a nonbiased and balanced manner, as are discussions of LGBTQ issues, interracial marriage and dating, and biracial children. The overabundance of topics covered, however, leaves little room to fully submerge readers, and the exploration remains surface level. VERDICT Recommended for large YA collections.—Sabrina Carnesi, Crittenden Middle School, Newport News, VA

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