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Finding perfect

Swartz, Elly D.2019
With some help from her siblings and friends, Molly is able to face her OCD and be strong enough to get help for it. To twelve-year-old Molly Nathans, perfect is: The number four ; The tip of a newly sharpened No. 2 pencil ; A crisp white pad of paper ; Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines. What is not perfect is Molly's mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return in one year. Molly knows that promises are sometimes broken, so she hatches a plan to bring her mother home: Win the Lakeville Middle School Poetry Slam Contest. The winner is honored at a fancy banquet with white tablecloths. Molly is sure her mother would never miss that. Right... ? But as time passes, writing and reciting slam poetry become harder. Actually, everything becomes harder as new habits appear, and counting, cleaning, and organizing are not enough to keep Molly's world from spinning out of control. In this fresh-voiced debut novel, one girl learns there is no such thing as perfect.
Main title:
Finding perfect / Elly Swartz.
New York : Square Fish, an imprint of Macmillan Pu2615blishing Group, 2019.
296 pages ; 20 cm.
Includes interview with the author and excerpt from the author's novel Give and Take.Originally published: 2016.Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-292.)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryJunior FictionJ SWAAvailable
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