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Forget Me Not: Will moving end their friendship?

Forget Me Not: Will moving end their friendship?

Scritto da Ellie Terry

Narrato da Heather Costa e Matt Godfrey


Forget Me Not: Will moving end their friendship?

Scritto da Ellie Terry

Narrato da Heather Costa e Matt Godfrey

valutazioni:
4.5/5 (13 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
2 ore
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Pubblicato:
Mar 12, 2019
ISBN:
9781977347633
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

Astronomy-loving Calliope June has Tourette syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn't mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS. But it isn't long before the kids at her new school realize she's different. Only Calliope's neighbor, who is also the popular student body president, sees her as she truly is—an interesting person and a good friend. But is he brave enough to take their friendship public?

As Calliope navigates school, she must also face her mother's new relationship and the fact that they might be moving—again—just as she starts to make friends and finally accept her differences.

Ellie Terry's affecting debut will speak to a wide audience about being true to oneself.

Editore:
Pubblicato:
Mar 12, 2019
ISBN:
9781977347633
Formato:
Audiolibro

Informazioni sull'autore

Ellie Terry is a poet, writer, and reader who is diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. She loves baking brownies and has a slight obsession with the moon. She lives in Utah with her husband and their three children. Ellie is the author of Forget Me Not.


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  • (5/5)
    Very sweet story. Friendship, forgiveness and overcoming adversity. There were some plot lines that could have explained a little more, but didn’t affect how I felt about the story overall.
  • (4/5)
    The book alternates between Calliope Jun and Jinsong. Calliope is on her tenth move. Her mom has a habit of picking up after breaking up. As the family settles in St. George, Utah, Callie meets Jinsong. She has tourettes but doesn't tell anyone, her strategy is to wear wacky outfits to school to hide her ticks. That doesn't work. I liked Callie finding her voice and her moxie and following her own counsel for copying strategies that actually work. Jinsong also grows from trying to fit in to following his own moral compass, even if it doesn't mesh with the popular crowd. A quick read with strong characters.
  • (4/5)
    While its not totally perfect, I can say that while I was reading it, I was fully engrossed in the characters and their journeys. I fell in love with these characters and really wanted to see where their stories were going.
  • (4/5)
    This book was provided to me by the library, because the library is awesome.As Calliope navigates school, she must also face her mother's new relationship and the fact that they might be moving--again--just as she starts to make friends and finally accept her differences.Ellie Terry's affecting debut will speak to a wide audience about being true to oneself.Forget Me Not is an excellent debut novel by Ellie Terry. The fact that Ms. Terry has Tourette’s Syndrome makes this fictional account even more moving. Our main character, Calli, makes my heart hurt. On top of having to deal with her tics and how her peers respond to them, she also has a mother who doesn’t really try to understand her. When we meet the Snow family, they are making their tenth move, and Calli is only in 7th grade. My family moved a lot, so I can sympathize with her “nowhere to belong” feelings. Additionally, she’s been told by her neurologist and her mother not to share the fact that she has Tourette’s, because they say people will get the wrong idea. Between her condition, not being able to talk about her condition, coping with bullies, and having a mother who is oblivious, this child has so much bottled up inside of her, that I’m surprised she held on to it as long as she did. I would recommend this book to anyone with a 4th grade or higher reading level, and especially to anyone who may know or work with a child with Tourette’s. I learned things from this book that will affect how I see this neurological condition and those who live with it.
  • (5/5)
    A novel written in verse, FORGET ME NOT is a story about a girl, Calliope June, who longs to live in a town for enough time to make a friend. Making friends is not easy for Calliope since she has Tourette syndrome. Hiding her ticks is challenging, especially when kids start to notice and comment how strange she is. When a new friendship for Calliope starts to blossom, will she have to move again?FORGET ME KNOT is an important book to have in every classroom and school library. Themes of acceptance, overcoming challenges, and doing the right thing are threaded throughout this book. Author, Ellie Terry, who is diagnosed with Tourette syndrome paints a realistic picture of life for a child with TS. The characters pull at your heart and will linger with you long after you finish the book. Beautifully written.
  • (4/5)
    What a sweet, moving novel "Forget Me Not" was. Written in free verse, it tells the story of thirteen-year-old Calli who suffers from Tourettes Syndrome. She has just moved to another new school and is struggling to fit in.Calli's struggles are heart-wrenching. Not only does she have to cope with the spontaneous tics and sounds that she has no control of, but she also has to deal with the verbal abuse and teasing from her peers. My heart bled for Calli all the way through this story. She was such a tenacious young girl who picked herself up and continued on, and fought back despite her loneliness and hurt. It was only after I read the Author's Note that I discovered that the author also suffers from Tourettes, and that Calli's tics and struggles mirrored her own.Calli's mother and their neighbour, Jingsong, annoyed and frustrated me. Her mother was embarrassed of her daughter's condition and Jingsong, even though he secretly liked Calli, didn't have the strength of character to stand up in front of his friends and stop their harassment. Thankfully, he did grow throughout he novel but it took him too long to do the right thing by Calli.Beautifully and simply written, "Forget Me Not" is a touching read about self-acceptance and forgiveness, and perfect for younger readers who have ever struggled to fit in. Highly recommended.