Remember Me
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Karen Harrington calls upon her experience with an agoraphobic mother to movingly convey her main character's angst in learning to live well through tragedy and extreme circumstances. Already facing difficult teenage years, Mysti suddenly becomes provider and voice of reason when her mother's agoraphobia strips away her ability to cope. While the text seems to go on without resolution for a good portion of the book, it is likely how the main character experienced life--not as a fictional tale with a shining knight in armor, or even a healed father, but rather a true tale that required courage to break psychological cycles, and to recognize strength in true friendships.
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Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book--if her life were fiction she'd know how to take care of her family when her dad is in the hospital and deal with her family's secret: that her mother is agoraphobic.

Seventh grade is not turning out the way Mysti had planned. With the help of a hot-hair balloon, her new friend Rama Khan--and maybe even the heroes of the Texas Revolution--can she find the courage to change?
 
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