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Sure Signs of Crazy

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Sure Signs of Crazy

Love can be a trouble word for some people. Crazy is also a trouble word.


I should know.


You've never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her friends obsess over Harry Potter, she spends her time writing letters to Atticus Finch. She collects trouble words in her diary. Her best friend is a plant. And she's never known her mother, who left when Sarah was two.


Since then, Sarah and her dad have moved from one small Texas town to another, and not one has felt like home.


Everything changes when Sarah launches an investigation into her family's Big Secret. She makes unexpected new friends and has her first real crush, and instead of a "typical boring Sarah Nelson summer," this one might just turn out to be extraordinary.

Love can be a trouble word for some people. Crazy is also a trouble word.


I should know.


You've never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her friends obsess over Harry Potter, she spends her time writing letters to Atticus Finch. She collects trouble words in her diary. Her best friend is a plant. And she's never known her mother, who left when Sarah was two.


Since then, Sarah and her dad have moved from one small Texas town to another, and not one has felt like home.


Everything changes when Sarah launches an investigation into her family's Big Secret. She makes unexpected new friends and has her first real crush, and instead of a "typical boring Sarah Nelson summer," this one might just turn out to be extraordinary.

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About the Author-
  • Karen Harrington was born in Texas, where she still lives with her husband and children. Sure Signs of Crazy is her first book for young readers. You can visit her online at www.karenharringtonbooks.com.
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  • DOGO Books rozeb - The book is about a girl and her mom is crazy. And she isn't using the term lightly. Her dad's best friend is Jim Beam(a type of beer), and Sarah is thinking that she has sure signs of crazy. Of course, she doesn't, but she has convinced herself that she does. Her dad is going to ship her off to her grandparents house, like he does every summer, but she convinces him to let her stay at her friend Charlotte's house while her dad is at work. Meanwhile, Charlotte has a boyfriend who is taking up all her attention, and Sarah develops a crush on Charlotte's brother. This is a really great book!
  • Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor author of The Wednesday Wars and Okay for Now * "Don't think this will be a hard sell to readers...for Harrington has created a protagonist who is, in her own way, as clear-eyed, tough-minded, and inspiring as any dystopian hero."—Booklist, starred review
  • Booklist, starred review "Sarah Nelson lives between a terrible tragedy in the past and a terrible fear about what might happen in the future. In that uncertainty, Sarah faces her life squarely, with a heroism that makes us cheer for humanity's courage, wit, and guts. She faces a divided friendship, the death of a neighbor, the loss of her first love, the near loss of her father, and, most poignantly, the knowledge that her lost mother will never be found—and yet hers is a compelling journey that takes us into that most fragile place: Hope. You will be glad you journeyed there with her."—Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor author of The Wednesday Wars and Okay for Now
  • SLJ, starred review * "Sarah is an introspective protagonist whose narrative, interspersed with letters and word definitions, keeps readers absorbed...Secondary characters add interest and texture to this compelling novel."—SLJ, starred review
  • Kirkus, starred review * "Readers intrigued by the premise of this moving story will sympathize with the plucky protagonist and rejoice in the way her summer works out."—Kirkus, starred review
  • Jewell Parker Rhodes, Coretta Scott King Honor author of Ninth Ward and Sugar "An engaging, warm-hearted story. Beautifully written. Harrington creates a fearless and resilient heroine."—Jewell Parker Rhodes, Coretta Scott King Honor author of Ninth Ward and Sugar
  • Pat Conroy, bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and My Reading Life "Sure Signs of Crazy is knowing, hilarious, and tender. Karen Harrington's character portrait of Sarah Nelson is one for the ages."—Pat Conroy, bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and My Reading Life
  • The Horn Book "Extraordinary heart."—The Horn Book
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