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Confessions of a Teenage Leper

Label
Confessions of a Teenage Leper
Title
Confessions of a Teenage Leper
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Little
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Abby Furlowe has plans. Big plans. She's hot, she's popular, she's a cheerleader and she's going to break out of her small Texas town and make it big. Fame and fortune, adoration and accolades. It'll all be hers.But then she notices some spots on her skin. She writes them off as a rash, but things only get worse. She's tired all the time, her hands and feet are numb and her face starts to look like day-old pizza. By the time her seventeenth birthday rolls around, she's tried every cream and medication the doctors have thrown at her, but nothing works. When she falls doing a routine cheerleading stunt and slips into a coma, her mystery illness goes into overdrive and finally gets diagnosed: Hansen's Disease, aka leprosy.Abby is sent to a facility to recover and deal with this new reality. Her many misdiagnoses mean that some permanent damage has been done, and all of her plans suddenly come tumbling down. If she can't even wear high heels anymore, what is the point of living? Cheerleading is out the window, and she might not even make it to prom. PROM!But it's during this recovery that Abby has to learn to live with something even more difficult than Hansen's Disease. She's becoming aware of who she really was before and what her behavior was doing to others; now she's on the other side of the fence looking in, and she doesn't like what she sees. . .Darkly comic but ultimately touching, Confessions of a Teenage Leper is an ugly duckling tale with a surprising twist
Summary
Abby Furlowe, a popular cheerleader in high school, gets diagnosed with leprosy and is sent to a facility to recover, where she comes to terms with this new reality.
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Tone
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Character
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10690182
Cataloging source
BT
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1983-
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Little, Ashley
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Health
  • Gay, Lesbian & LGBT Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Confessions of a Teenage Leper
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_523340
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780735262621
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Confessions of a Teenage Leper
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_523340
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780735262621
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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