A Door Near Here

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Turtleback Books, Jan 11, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction
3 Reviews
Without even noticing, Katherine has become the head of her household. She hasn't had time to notice. Her single mother, an out-of -work alcoholic, has been in bed for weeks, leaving Katherine and her three siblings to fend for themselves. But it has gotten harder and harder to maintain any sort of stability. There's no time for housework, food and money are running out, and the kids' teachers are getting suspicious. Worst of all, Katherine's youngest sister, Alisa, seems to be losing her grip on reality; she is obsessed with finding a door to the imaginary land of Narnia. And the longer they all struggle to maintain their pretense of normality, the more they have to fear -- and to lose.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An overstuffed page-turner, both melodramatic and absorbing, with a tried-and-true premise: a sibling's struggle to keep her family together despite overwhelming parental neglect. Katherine, 15 ... Read full review

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User Review  - mrsdwilliams - LibraryThing

When her mother, lost in an alcoholic stupor, gives up caring for herself and her family, the burden falls on fifteen year old Katharine. Katharine tries to care for her younger siblings, but the ... Read full review

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