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Don't Fail Me Now
By Una LaMarche and Adenrele Ojo (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Listening Library
Publication date September 1, 2015
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781101925973
ISBN-10 1101925973
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 5.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $50.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the author of Like No Other, the novel Entertainment Weekly calls "One of the most poignant and star-crossed love stories since The Fault in Our Stars": What if the last hope to save your family is the person who broke it up to begin with?

"Fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell, and Sharon Flake will find much to love in [Don't Fail Me Now]." 
--School Library Journal

 
Michelle and her little siblings Cass and Denny are African-American and living on the poverty line in urban Baltimore, struggling to keep it together with their mom in jail and only Michelle’s part-time job at the Taco Bell to sustain them.
 
Leah and her stepbrother Tim are white and middle class from suburban Maryland, with few worries beyond winning lacrosse games and getting college applications in on time.
 
Michelle and Leah only have one thing in common: Buck Devereaux, the biological father who abandoned them when they were little.
 
After news trickles back to them that Buck is dying, they make the uneasy decision to drive across country to his hospice in California. Leah hopes for closure; Michelle just wants to give him a piece of her mind.
 
Five people in a failing, old station wagon, living off free samples at food courts across America, and the most pressing question on Michelle’s mind is: Who will break down first--herself or the car? All the signs tell her they won’t make it. But Michelle has heard that her whole life, and it’s never stopped her before....
 
Una LaMarche triumphs once again with this rare and compassionate look at how racial and social privilege affects one family in crisis in both subtle and astonishing ways.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781595148179
 
from Razorbill (September 1, 2015)
9781595148179 | details & prices | 273 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.90 lbs | List price $17.99
About: From the author of Like No Other, the novel Entertainment Weekly calls "One of the most poignant and star-crossed love stories since The Fault in Our Stars": What if the last hope to save your family is the person who broke it up to begin with?
Paperback
Book cover for 9781595148186
 
Reprint edition from Razorbill (September 13, 2016)
9781595148186 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $9.99
About: From the author of Like No Other, the novel Entertainment Weekly calls "One of the most poignant and star-crossed love stories since The Fault in Our Stars": What if the last hope to save your family is the person who broke it up to begin with?
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781101925973
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Adenrele Ojo (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (September 1, 2015)
9781101925973 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.50 lbs | List price $50.00
About: From the author of Like No Other, the novel Entertainment Weekly calls "One of the most poignant and star-crossed love stories since The Fault in Our Stars": What if the last hope to save your family is the person who broke it up to begin with?

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