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Falling Over Sideways
Falling Over Sideways | Jordan Sonnenblick
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It's not easy being Claire. (Really.) 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.
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SarahBradley
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Book 17 of #MGMarch #middlegrademarch Sonnenblick always delivers humorous, relevant reads. On top of middle school growing pains, a girl must deal with witnessing her father have a stroke and struggle to recover. @Eggs

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Peddler410
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This book was spot on! I love Sonnenblick‘s writing: serious topics with just the right dose of humor.

I related so well to Claire — although my mom and I have 30 years on Claire and her dad. The struggle my mom faced after her stroke was very similar. And then there‘s Mrs. Selinski — yep, I made a connection there as well 😢

#WishIReadThisSooner but I think it was the perfect time for me 🙂

#huggable #Caudill2019

TheBookAddict I may need to read this. I‘ll have to check the library for it. Thanks for sharing. 4y
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Peddler410
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So, looking through the posts, I found mine from when I bought this book — two years ago! If that doesn‘t say something about my TBR I don‘t know what will!

On the #Caudill2019 list, I‘m finally reading a book I already know I will love. Everything by Sinnenblick is amazing.

BookInMyHands Ooh, I sat next to him at a library conference in April and he was funny! He told me that when he tours he always gets a drink that is the local specialty for the region. 4y
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wingedsnails
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Starting this one now! 20 pages in and I'm loving it so far!

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wingedsnails
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Getting through my currently reading pile means I can start new books! Looking forward to reading this one. On another note, anyone have any good audiobook recommendations?

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Fancypants
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I thought it was a really cute story. It's about a girl dealing with her father's stroke. However I thought some of the solutions were a little unrealistic and spectacular and that took away from the story a little.

Peddler410 I‘m sorry you felt that way. 4y
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dragondrool
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I love a good stand-alone book with plenty of humor and heart. Sonnenblick hasn't yet failed to deliver either one.

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TStar
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I just finished this book and I LOVED IT. I recommend this to anyone who enjoyed "Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie".

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BrandonKay
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This book was great. Seeing Claire's dad go through a stroke and struggling but making it through, and having Claire and her family deal with that, along with Claire doing worse in dance and in band is what makes this book great. This book is great with the perfect amount of drama and comedy.

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BethFishReads
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I probably wouldn't have listened if I knew what this book was about. A little too close to home, tho Claire is only 13 when her father has a stroke, and he survives. Between tears and laughter she gets to know her dad again as he struggles to recover & she also somehow gets thru 8th grade. Deserving of its started reviews. #audiobook read by Miriam Volle was well done, tho Volle sometimes sounded a little too young. Still highly recommend

MrBook Nice review! 6y
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Peddler410
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I have not read this yet but I have read everything else Jordan Sonnenblick has written so I already know I'm going to love this! I will have a box of tissues handy. No doubt I'll need them!

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Coleen
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I've not posted any photos of my Hedgie previously because, frankly, she's old & in ill health & can't stand up well anymore. (I had to snatch this pic quick before she fell over sideways.). But my BFF sent me these super cute Book Buddy hedgehog sticky notes, so I thought it was occasion enough to pull her out to model with them.

NatalieR She's a cute little thing. ❤️ 6y
stargazerblue49 Cutie! 💗 6y
MrBook Now you have @BookBabe going bonkers over here wanting a hedgehog 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻. 6y
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CherylDeFranceschi So cute! ❤️ 6y
LauraBrook Aw, what a sweet girl! Give her som smooches from us! 6y
the_hibernator How adorable! 6y
Eyelit Adorable squared! 6y
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abbylibrarian
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As Truvy says: "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion" and this book definitely delivers. Classic Sonnenblick, this one's not to be missed. #24in48 5th book read, about 12.5 hours in and not going to bed quite yet! @24in48

lkstrohecker Glad to hear you liked this one! I've got it in one of many TBR piles. I'll have to bump it towards the top! 6y
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abbylibrarian
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Evening reading. This is so good. Comes out in September. #24in48 @24in48

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DarcysBookBlog
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This book is soooo good! It had me quietly crying while turning pages. It follows 13 year old Claire as she witnesses her father have a stroke and then his recovery, all while trying to survive her last year in middle school. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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DarcysBookBlog
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Friday evenings 🍻