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The Year of My Miraculous Reappearanceby Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Cynnie takes care of herself—and more importantly, she takes care of her little brother, Bill. So it doesn't matter that her mom is drunk all the time. Cynnie's got her own life. Cynnie's the one Bill loves more than anyone. Cynnie's the real mother in the house. And if there's one thing she knows for sure, it's that she'll never, ever sink as low as her mother.
But when things start to fall apart, Cynnie needs a way to dull the pain.
Never say never.
This unflinching look at the power of addiction is the story of one girl's fall into darkness—and the strength, trust, and forgiveness it takes to climb back out again.
With her mother drunk all the time, Cynnie is determined to never become like her as she takes over the role of mother to her little brother, but when times get hard and things become too much to bear, Cynnie finds herself seeking comfort using methods she once despised.
Thirteen-year-old Cynnie has had to deal with her mother's alcoholism and stream of boyfriends all her life, but when her grandparents take custody of her brother, who has Down Syndrome, Cynnie becomes self-destructive and winds up in court-mandated Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
About the Author
Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of the young adult novel Becoming Chloe, as well as the critically acclaimed adult novels Electric God, Walter's Purple Heart, and national besteller Pay It Forward. She lives in California.
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