Falling Over Sideways

Falling Over Sideways

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Claire's life is a joke . . . but she's not laughing. While her friends seem to be leaping forward, she's dancing in the same place. The mean girls at school are living up to their mean name, and there's a boy, Ryder, who's just as bad, if not worse. And at home, nobody's really listening to her -- if anything, they seem to be more in on the joke than she is.
Then into all of this (not-very-funny-to-Claire) comedy comes something intense and tragic -- while her dad is talking to her at the kitchen table, he falls over with a medical emergency. Suddenly the joke has become very serious -- and the only way Claire, her family, and her friends are going to get through it is if they can find a way to make it funny again.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545863247
Call Number: jF SONN
Characteristics: 257 pages ; 22 cm


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In my opinion, I thought this book was over the top amazing. It was scary when I found out that the father who was a famous author that had a stroke and the chances are that he wasn't able to write again. Claire, the daughter goes though a ton of stress. She was afraid to talk and touch her fathe... Read More »

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Apr 27, 2019

It was a good book. I could relate to Claire and her struggles, but there was something definitely missing from this book. All in all, it was well written and I quite enjoyed it.


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