JENNY FITZGERALD HAS been outside the huddle, trying to fit in to her sports-obsessed family. The only time she knows the score is when she’s holding an egg-carton palette and painting on a canvas, but even then she feels as though something is missing.
Unlike her three younger siblings, Jenny knows her biological father only as Donor #142.
As Jenny’s 16th summer draws to a close, she feels more alienated than ever. But then a chance meeting with gorgeous über-jock Tate leads Jenny to reach out to someone else who might know exactly how she feels. With Tate by her side, Jenny searches for a genetic relative in the Donor Sibling Registry and discovers that she has a half sister, Alexa. Jenny hopes their budding relationship will fill the gaps in her life, but when Alexa shows up on her doorstep for a surprise visit, the changes in Jenny’s world are much bigger than she could ever have imagined.
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“Franklin’s thoughtful story recognizes the questions and answers teens need, as today’s definition of family continues to evolve and expand.” —Kirkus Reviews
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Ten not-so-random facts about me:1) Most of my memories have music attached to them. People and places and food all come with their own soundtracks in my mind. Sometimes when I write I can hear an unwritten piece of music… More about Emily Franklin
Published by Laurel Leaf Nov 13, 2007| 256 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780375890581