A Door Near Here

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Delacorte Press, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 231 pages
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Without even noticing it, 15-year old Katherine has become the head of her household. Her single mother, who recently lost her job, has been drinking for weeks and has not gotten out of bed since. Katherine is now left to take care of her three younger siblings, 14-year-old Douglas, 13-year-old Tracey, and eight-year-old Alisa.
Each day gets more difficult to maintain any stability, they are quickly running out of food and money, and their teachers are starting to get suspicious. When Alisa becomes obsessed with finding the door to the imaginary land of Narnia, Katherine realizes that her youngest sister may be losing her grip on reality. The longer they try to maintain their pretense of normality, the more they have to fear and to lose.

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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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User Review  - andreapx2014 - LibraryThing

This book is probably one of the best teenage novels that I have read. You can feel that the author is writing from her heart. The story is mostly gloomy, but it's fascinating. I recommend this book to anyone who likes teenage novels that are closer to reality. (: Read full review


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