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Anything But Okay 12+

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ISBN: 9781338177589 Pages: 352 Ages: 12 and up Dimensions: 5.500" x 8.250"

About this book

Stella and Farida have been best friends forever, but lately things have been tense. It all started when Stella's brother came home from his latest tour with the US Marines in Afghanistan paranoid and angry. But Stella won't talk about it, and Farida can tell she's keeping something from her.

Desperate to help Rob, Stella thinks she just needs to get him out of the house. She definitely didn't expect going to the movies to end with Rob in handcuffs for assaulting one of her classmates after his anger spiraled out of control.

When a video of the fight goes viral, everyone has an opinion of Stella and her "violent vet" brother.

The entire school takes sides, the media labels Rob a terrorist sympathizer, and even Farida is dragged into the mess despite not being there. As the story continues trending, Stella will have to decide just how far she's willing to go for the truth, even if it means admitting her own failures.


Praise for Sarah Darer Littman
Anything But Okay
"With well-developed characters, Littman explores growth and personal relationships alongside pain, mental illness, and social issues-showing how people can come together to heal." --Kirkus Reviews

"Littman tackles the current sociopolitical climate with multifaceted, redeemable characters." --Publishers Weekly

"Littman pens a raw, frighteningly realistic, and absorbing look at cyberbullying and the damaging effects of airing private trauma in a public forum." --Publishers Weekly

"This is a powerful and credible story. . . ." --Booklist

Want to Go Private?
"A bold investigation of a potentially lethal, if common, mixture for teen girls: emotional immaturity, technology and emerging sexuality." --Los Angeles Times

"This book is a compelling, if not disturbing, read." --School Library Journal

In Case You Missed It
"Littman crafts an unnerving cautionary tale about misplaced digital trust and illusions of privacy." --Publishers Weekly

"An unexpectedly layered story of slow awakening and redemption." --Kirkus Reviews

Life, After
"Convincing and absorbing." --Publishers Weekly

"Littman catches the voice of teen readers with her spot-on dialogue and realistic situations." --The Jewish Journal

"An intimate and powerful novel." --The Stamford Times

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