Far From Fair by Elana K. ArnoldFar From Fair by Elana K. Arnold

Far From Fair

byElana K. Arnold

Hardcover | March 8, 2016

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Twelve-year-old Odette Zyskowski just wishes things were a little more fair in this middle-grade novel from Elana K. Arnold, author of The Question of Miracles. Odette has a list: Things That Aren't Fair. At the top of the list is her parents' decision to take the family on the road in an ugly RV they've nicknamed the Coach. There's nothing fair about leaving California and living in the Coach with her par­­ents and exasperating brother. And there's definitely nothing fair about Grandma Sissy's failing health, and the painful realities and difficult decisions that come with it. Most days it seems as if everything in Odette's life is far from fair but does it have to be? &nbsp
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp With warmth and sensitivity Elana Arnold makes difficult topics such as terminal illness and the right to die accessible to young readers and apt for discussion.&nbsp
Elana K. Arnold is the author of several young adult novels, as well as the middle grade novel The Question of Miracles . She lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals.
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Title:Far From FairFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.91 inPublished:March 8, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544602277

ISBN - 13:9780544602274

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2017 ILA -CBC Children's Choice List A tearjerker with a brain, this could prompt discussion not only of the right to die issue but also power and fairness." - Bulletin * "Arnold's descriptive prose and short, episodic chapters warmly relay the family's struggles. It's an engaging, emotional ride as Odette learns the truth of one of her grandmother's sayings: 'Even in the bad? there is opportunity for good.'" - Publishers Weekly, STARRED review "An affecting, delicately handled story of growing up." - Kirkus Praise for The Question of Miracles: * "? Unfolds with heartbreaking believability." - Publishers Weekly, starred review * "? Will catch readers, and help pull them toward seeking answers of their own for the story's very large questions." - Booklist, starred review "