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On the Bright Side by Anna Sortino
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Jul 02, 2024 | ISBN 9780593697863

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Praise for On the Bright Side
An Amazon Best Book of the Month

★ ”A sweet, well-written romance with just a touch of drama for excitement. The book never feels preachy or lags narratively in the interest of didacticism, yet it also tells a meaningful story about ableism, audism, and self-determination….A skillfully executed, nuanced, and engaging book.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ ”Ellie and Jackson…make for an adorable pairing who slowly get to know one another and overcome the hurdles of communication through accommodations with tenderness and humor. In a story that could have easily become didactic, Sortino instead brings depth and care to discussions around disability pride, the difficulty of a disability that is constantly in flux when others think you “look” healthy, and the desire for a cure for painful and progressive illnesses.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

On the Bright Side is a poignant, romantic, and deeply heartfelt story of resilience in the face of life’s most challenging and unpredictable circumstances—and how love can be the thing that sees us through. You will be thinking about Ellie and Jackson long after you’ve turned the last page.” 
Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be and The Way I Am Now

“Tender, honest, and utterly human, On the Bright Side is a sparkling story that reminds us to live life on our own terms, even when it throws us a curveball.” —Adib Khorram, award-winning author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay

“[Ellie and Jackson’s] sweet courtship leans into missteps and aching human moments in this empathetic romance that intricately depicts Deaf and disabled experiences.” —Publishers Weekly

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