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Don't Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche
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Don't Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche
Sep 01, 2015 | ISBN 9780698182196

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**A South Carolina Book Award Nominee 2017-2018**

“Perfect pacing and engaging characters will draw readers in, and they will empathize as the mismatched group of kids figures out what family really means. LaMarche’s poignant novel examines many tough issues and does so within a story that sings with hope.”

“A highly relevant and necessary part of our conversation about race, poverty, and privilege. This is a must read.”
Voice of Youth Advocates 

“A fantastic look at the dynamics of every kind of family.”

“[Michelle’s] determination to survive in spite of everything is convincing, and her voice rings true. This story of teen resilience will resonate with readers.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Una LaMarche gave us the swoons last year with Like No Other, and this time around she turns her attention from forbidden first love to a complicated family. But, don’t worry, Don’t Fail Me Now has the same poignant observations of racial and societal privilege weaved into a memorable story that you love her for.”

“An excellent look at how race and socioeconomic status can impact children’s lives… Serious issues are tempered with humor for a very readable novel. Fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell, and Sharon Flake will find much to love in [Don’t Fail Me Now].”
School Library Journal


Junior Library Guild Selection SELECTION 2015

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