Break in Case of Emergency

Break in Case of Emergency

Book - 2019 | First edition
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Life has been a struggle for Toby Goodman. Her mother died by suicide five years ago, and her father left their small town before Toby was born. Now a teenager living on her grandparents' dairy farm, Toby has trouble letting people in. But with the news that her father is coming home and finally wants to meet her, Toby must face the truth of her family's story. Not only is her father gay, but he's also a world-famous female impersonator - and a self-absorbed, temperamental man-child who is ill-prepared to be a real parent. When Toby's careful plans go awry, she is forced to rebuild the life she thought she knew from the ground up. While she may not follow an expected path, through the support of a quirky but lovable circle of friends and family, Toby may finally put together the many different pieces that make up her past, her present, and her future.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781443457705
Branch Call Number: YA Franc
Characteristics: 359 pages


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Aug 01, 2020

Although at times unrelatable, the main character in Break in Case of Emergency shows readers an intimate perspective on growing up in the 90s, with a powerful story following her struggles with her family members, friends, and her own feelings of depression. The story is enticing until the end and it inspires new beginnings and the importance of moving on.

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