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Benefits of Being an Octopus

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ISBN-10: 1510737480

ISBN-13: 9781510737488

Edition: 2018

Authors: Ann Braden

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It's always total chaos as seventh-grader Zoey cares for her much younger brothers and sister after school every day while her mom works her shift at the local pizza parlor. They all live with her mom's boyfriend Lenny and his dad in Lenny's trailer. When Zoey gets on the bus to school every day, she feels relieved to be away from the hubbub. Lenny and her mom have a tough relationship, and life for Zoey and her siblings swings quickly back and forth from fresh meat and tasty snacks to an empty fridge and no electricity. And Fuchsia, Zoey's only friend, has her own issues, always moving with her mom to new apartments to save money on rent. Zoey tries to fly under the radar at school--no one…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/4/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.47" wide x 8.23" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Ann Braden writes books about kids struggling to find their voice amidst the realities of life. She founded GunSenseVT, a grassroots group focused on championing the common ground on the issue of guns in Vermont. She also founded the Local Love Brigade, which now has chapters all over the country sending love postcards to those who are facing hate. Ann lives in southern Vermont with her husband, two children, and two insatiable cats named Boomer and Justice.