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The Resource Focused, Alyson Gerber, (electronic resource)

Focused, Alyson Gerber, (electronic resource)

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Focused
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Focused
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Alyson Gerber
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Language
eng
Summary
Clea can't control her thoughts. She knows she has to do her homework . . . but she gets distracted. She knows she can't just say whatever thought comes into her head . . . but sometimes she can't help herself. She know she needs to focus . . . but how can she do that when the people around her are always chewing gum loudly or making other annoying noises? It's starting to be a problem-not just in school, but when Clea's playing chess or just hanging out with her best friend. Other kids are starting to notice. When Clea fails one too many tests, her parents take her to be tested, and she finds out that she has ADHD, which means her attention is all over the place instead of where it needs to be. Clea knows life can't continue the way it's been going. She's just not sure how you can fix a problem that's all in your head. But that's what she's going to have to do, to find a way to focus. In a starred review, called Alyson Gerber's first novel, , "a masterfully constructed and highly empathetic debut about a different kind of acceptance." With , she explores even further how, when life gives you a challenge, the best way to face it is with an open mind, an open heart, and the open support of the people around you
Summary
Diagnosed with ADHD after years of struggling through school with a mind that has difficulty focusing, Clea uses her love of chess to develop better concentration skills and block out challenging symptoms and distractions.
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10780413
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Gerber, Alyson
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no index present
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750
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fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
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juvenile
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Focused, Alyson Gerber, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9781338185997
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a57bf4df-f709-4f57-b5ce-1a00ccd30d86
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Focused, Alyson Gerber, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781338185997
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a57bf4df-f709-4f57-b5ce-1a00ccd30d86
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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