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My life after now

by Verdi, Jessica.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F VERDI
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA F VERDI
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA VERDI Jessica
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA VERDI Jessica
Scott Township Library Teen Fiction FIC VERDI [YA]
Location  Scott Township Library
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  FIC VERDI [YA]

Fans of Gleeand Rent will love this story of unflinching honesty and unfaltering compassion.

The last thing Lucy ever expected was to end up as another teen statistic.

Lucy had a plan: become a Broadway star, start a life with her leading man Ty, make her family proud. But in a matter of days, Lucy loses Ty, her starring role, and her parents drop a bomb she never saw coming.

Suddenly, it's all too much--she wants out. Out of her house, out of her head, out of her life. She wants to be a new Lucy. So she does something the old Lucy would never dream of.
And now her life will never be the same. What will she tell her friends? How will she face her family? Off script and without the comforts of her simple high school problems, Lucy must figure out how to live, and even embrace, her new life.

Now...every moment is a gift. Because now she might not have many moments left.

Readers' Group Discussion Guide and Resource List included.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the span of a week, high school junior Lucy Moore's perfect life has become a disaster. She loves acting and her boyfriend, but loses both of them to a new girl at school. Then Lucy's birth mother shows up, three years after breaking Lucy's heart with a disappearing act, and wants to stay with Lucy and her two fathers. To alleviate the heartache and stress, Lucy spends a wild evening at a New York City club, which leads to a one-night stand with a musician; soon after, Lucy discovers she has contracted HIV. Debut author Verdi paints Lucy's devastation and her tangled emotions with honesty and compassion. The reactions of those in Lucy's life are believable as well, from a newfound love interest, who shies away from touching her, to the fierce devotion of her fathers, who are ready to fight when Lucy wants to give up. Information about living with HIV is peppered throughout, but Verdi's novel never preaches, instead telling Lucy's story with realism and hope. Ages 13-up. Agent: Kate McKean, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Theater -- Fiction.
AIDS (Disease) -- Fiction.
HIV (Viruses) -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher Naperville, Illinois :Sourcebooks Fire,2013
Audience Ages 13 and up.
Language English
Notes Includes book club discussion guide.
Description 287 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781402277856 (trade pbk. : alk. paper)
1402277857 (trade pbk. : alk. paper)
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