Notes on a Near-Life Experience (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Mar 25, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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Mia never thought she'd be the child of a broken home. Yet when she's 15 years old, one day her father just up and moves out. As her family life crumbles, her love life is finally coming together. Julian, her brother Allen's best friend and her longtime crush, has finally noticed her—and being with Julian makes her happier than she can put into words.

Meanwhile, her mother has disappeared into work, her brother is skipping school and acting weird, and her father is cohabitating with a frighteningly sexy Peruvian woman named Paloma. Mia wishes the divorce would just go away so she could focus on Julian . . . but she can't ignore her problems forever. In this honest, witty, utterly accessible winner of the Delacorte Press Contest, first-time author Olivia Birdsall creates an authentic and lovable teenager in Mia Day.


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She is such a nice lady, and such an amazing writer! - Goodreads
Kind of sad and abrupt ending, which i didnt like. - Goodreads
... but the end was, well, a non-ending. - Goodreads

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Okay story about a teenage girl whose parents separate. Good description of the personal view of the situation and affects on the other kids and relationships. I kept waiting for some character growth ... Read full review

Review: Notes on a Near-Life Experience

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Okay story about a teenage girl whose parents separate. Good description of the personal view of the situation and affects on the other kids and relationships. I kept waiting for some character growth ... Read full review

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Olivia Birdsall is the second of 10 children. She works as a teaching artist for the Teachers & Writers Collaborative in New York City, and as an instructor in the Expository Writing Program at New York University. Notes on a Near-Life Experience is her first novel.


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