Things That Shimmer

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Pub Date 02 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 29 Feb 2024
Lerner Publishing Group | Kar-Ben Publishing ®

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Description

In the spring of 1973, Melanie Adler desperately wants to be accepted by the Shimmers, the popular kids in her class. But the secret of her mother's PTSD stands in the way. As hard as she tries, Melanie can't act as effortlessly confident and fun as the Shimmers. She's convinced no one knows what it's like to have a parent who's afraid of everything—until Dorit Shoshani moves to town. Clever, independent Dorit understands Melanie's home life thanks to her own family's struggles. The girls become fast friends.

But when the Shimmers finally start to pay attention to Melanie, she's torn between her bond with Dorit and her chance at popularity.

In the spring of 1973, Melanie Adler desperately wants to be accepted by the Shimmers, the popular kids in her class. But the secret of her mother's PTSD stands in the way. As hard as she tries...


Advance Praise

"A realistic and moving portrait of a young girl's yearning to fit in as she tiptoes through the landmines of middle school and a troubled home life, setting her on a path to uncover what truly matters."―Betsy R. Rosenthal, author of When Lightnin' Struck and Looking for Me... in This Great Big Family

"Like Judy Blume before her, Deborah Lakritz navigates a teen girl's world with a deft hand and a warm heart. Readers will cheer for Melanie and worry for her from page one, as she rides the roller coaster that is adolescence. Combining authentic Jewish representation with an engaging story of friendships lost and found, Things That Shimmer shows kids that it's okay to make mistakes and sometimes say the wrong thing, and that everyone needs support from those they love, even moms and dads."―Stacy Nockowitz, author of The Prince of Steel Pier

"A realistic and moving portrait of a young girl's yearning to fit in as she tiptoes through the landmines of middle school and a troubled home life, setting her on a path to uncover what truly...


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ISBN 9781728476261
PRICE $19.99 (USD)
PAGES 272

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