The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary

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Lerner Publishing Group, 2018 - JUVENILE FICTION - 344 pages
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Macy's school officially classifies her as "disturbed," but Macy isn't interested in how others define her. She's got more pressing problems: her mom can't move off the couch, her dad's in prison, her brother's been kidnapped by Child Protective Services, and now her best friend isn't speaking to her. Writing in a dictionary format, Macy explains the world in her own terms--complete with gritty characters and outrageous endeavors. With an honesty that's both hilarious and fearsome, slowly Macy reveals why she acts out, why she can't tell her incarcerated father that her mom's cheating on him, and why her best friend needs protection . . . the kind of protection that involves Macy's machete.

 

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Fifteen-year-old Macy Cashmere is emotionally disturbed, at least according to her school, teachers, and family. But her life is heartbreakingly difficult—her father is in prison, her brother was ... Read full review

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Contents

AlwaysNever
2
Apple
7
Am
10
All about You
14
Annoying
16
Any Day Now
18
AWAY
21
Afraid
24
Hydra
197
Have
198
Helmet
199
Island
201
I Dont Want to Talk about It
205
I Have a Dream
206
Kitty
210
Langston Hughes
214

Against All Odds
27
Against All Odds
31
Animal
34
Alone
37
Answer
39
Answer 2
43
Bargain
49
Because
54
Bestie
57
Blow
60
Book Club
68
Blessing
72
Breasts
81
Bring it
87
Burner
88
Call
96
Canada
98
Circle
102
Clang
105
Class
111
Court
113
Cute
117
Daddy
121
Dear Reader
126
Detention
127
Disturbed
130
Deepest
131
Didnt
136
Dolphin
140
Do Not Disturb
146
Even You
148
Fabuloso
149
Fine Print
153
Field Trip
156
Feed
159
Fly
164
Firelight
168
Bury
172
Fuácata
176
Funhouse
177
Fun and Games
179
Funeral
181
Gas
184
Give Up
190
Gifted and Talented
192
Goodbye
194
Lips
216
Life
220
Love Supreme
222
Like the River
229
Monsters
230
Maybe
233
Pink
234
Pocket
243
Question
248
Readyor Not
249
Super
251
Signs
256
Stop
259
Script
263
Stranger
266
Split
267
Secret
271
Sky
274
Swan
275
Scar
283
Sister
286
Stain
295
Snow
298
To Be or Not to Be Me
299
Vagina
301
Visitors
303
Vanishing
306
White Coats
308
Words
311
Why
312
Wilma
314
X
315
Yolanda
316
Yasmin
318
You
320
Z
321
Zombie
323
Agüeybaná II
325
Macy Cashmeres Dope Playlist
329
Shoutout
330
Acknowledgments
332
Topics for Discussion
334
About the Author
338
Back Flap
339
Back Cover
340
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About the author (2018)

NoNieqa Ramos grew up in the Bronx, where she started her own publishing company and sold books for twenty-five cents until the nuns shut her down. A frequent foster parent, NoNieqa lives in Ashburn, Virginia, with her family.

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