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To whet your YA book appetite, peruse the CHS TA Multimedia Book Presentations on social issues, Black & Women's History month.
Matthew Quick tells a heart warming tale of a Pat Peoples, a 35 year old man
who returns home after a few years in a mental hospital He attempts to overcome his psychological demons in hopes of winning back his estranged wife Nikki. While Pat's mother nurtures him during this transitional period, his father rarely returns the kindness. Along the way, Pat reconnects his brother, and closest high school friend Ronnie. Through Ronnie, Pat meets Tiffany who has mental scars of her own. As Tiffany becomes romantically interested in Pat, she resorts to manipulative methods to get him to let go of the past.
Silver linings playbook parallels with Perks of being a wallflower in its focus on mental illness & overcoming painful traumatic events
I am Ms. April Geltch, CJUSD Librarian & advisor of the Yellowjacket Literate Book Club.
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