Sure Signs of Crazy: Book summary and reviews of Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington

Sure Signs of Crazy

By Karen Harrington

Sure Signs of Crazy
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2013,
    288 pages.
    Age range: Children


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Not every person responds to words the same way. Some words are trouble words. A trouble word will change the face of the person you say it to. Love can be a trouble word for some people. Crazy is also a trouble word.

I should know.

You've never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her classmates geek out over Harry Potter, she writes letters to Atticus Finch. Her best friend is a plant. And she's never known her mother, who has lived in a mental institution since Sarah was two.

Sarah and her dad have spent the past decade moving from one Texas town to another, and she's never felt truly at home....until now. This is the story of one extraordinary summer in which Sarah gets her first real crush, new friends, and the answers about her family she's always been looking for.

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"Starred Review. Readers intrigued by the premise of this moving story will sympathize with the plucky protagonist and rejoice in the way her summer works out. Ages 9-13." - Kirkus

"Harrington skillfully portrays watchful, contemplative Sarah's coming of age." - Publishers Weekly

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Karen Harrington was born in Texas, where she still lives with her husband and children. Sure Signs of Crazy is her first book for young readers.

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