A Twist of Fate
From the Series The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair
April is stunned when her grandma announces she has cancer. And rather than undergo difficult treatment, Gaga wants to cross an item off her bucket list: going skiing in the mountains. So she’s taking the whole family to Utah! Despite their matching ski outfits, April is looking forward to time with her grandma and cousins. But tension builds as Sophie mysteriously shuts April out, Harry swoons over another skier, the aunts tiptoe around Gaga’s feelings, and April faces peer pressure on the slopes. When disaster strikes, April has to try to embrace Gaga’s approach: that life is what you make of it.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™|
|Number of Pages||168|
“The story focuses on relationship dynamics and facing difficulty as a young teen. For a reader who has followed April’s growing up, seeing her cope with Gaga’s impending death may be a comfort if the reader is also experiencing loss or trauma.”—VOYA
Author: Laurie Friedman
Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida.
Illustrator: Natasha Shaloshvili
Natasha Shaloshvili is a professional illustrator whose work has appeared in fashion magazines, on corporate websites, in outdoor ads, and in clothing prints. She lives in St. Petersburg, Russia.