You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card author is:
and the book:
Zondervan (April 16, 2010)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband Jim have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.
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List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (April 16, 2010)
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Book number one of Nancy Rue's Real Life Series, "Motorcycles, Sushi, & One Strange Book" deals with ADHD and bipolar disorder. Written in first person, 15 year old Jessie reveals what it is like to have ADHD and how she tries to handle it. She also tries to care for her mother, who has untreated bipolar disorder until she can no longer control the situation and her mother is hospitalized.
Jessie grew up with the lack of stability and finds it all normal, until her "dead" father appears and removes her from the situation. Her thought process, rebellion, and fear of getting close to others because of her secrets are so very real to what goes on in a dysfunctional home. The reality of the character and her situation is very well done. As Jessie grows and learns how to deal with ADHD as well as her mother's disorder, her views go from scattered to "normal" and her character not only matures but becomes confident and finds herself worth loving.
This is a wonderful book to give to any teen and would be helpful in both understanding what it feels like to have ADHD and for those that have it to not be ashamed.