Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

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Astronomy-loving Calliope June has Tourette syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn't mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS. But it isn't long before the kids at her new school realize she's different. Only Calliope's neighbor, who is also the popular student body president, sees her as she truly is--an interesting person and a good friend. But is he brave enough to take their friendship public? As Calliope navigates school, she must also face her mother's new relationship and the fact that they might be moving--again--just as she starts to make friends and finally accept her differences. Ellie Terry's affecting debut will speak to a wide audience about being true to oneself.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250096272
Branch Call Number: j F TERRY E
Characteristics: 330 pages ; 22 cm


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Jan 18, 2019

I love this book. Its about a girl with a syndrome that can sometimes make her do embarrassing stuff. Basically. It is also like the book wonder in some ways.

OPL_KrisC Feb 03, 2018

This book give a little bit of insight into what it might be like if you had Tourette Syndrome. Calli is a young girl who has Tourette's, but she's desperately trying to hide it b/c she's embarrassed about what her body sometimes does. At her new school, Calli befriends a boy and with his help starts to finally accept herself for who she is. I love that this book teaches you to be true to yourself.

ArapahoeStaff2 Oct 30, 2017

A really sweet and innocent middle grade romance (great for older elementary school and younger middle schoolers). Calli is diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome, and also grapples with OCD and anxiety. Her symptoms mirror the author's experience with Tourette's symptoms, which for everyone looks very different. There is a lot of examples of bullying told in alternative viewpoints that switch from verse to prose.

ArapahoeLesley Oct 29, 2017

This is a super quick own voices read about a young girl forced to move through out her childhood, left alone and misunderstood especially due to her Tourette Syndrome, and how her possible new friend has to battle his own views on normality and social acceptance to become a better person. A sweet and lovely middle grade read that is good for any reader actually.

Jul 15, 2017

Beautifully written story about a middle school aged girl who has Torette's Syndrome who keeps moving schools before she can ever make a friend. Told from two points of view, poetic and paragraphs that are a joy to read. Love this compassionate story from this talented author.

May 31, 2017

I was able to finish reading this book in one sit. It took me a bit time to adjust to the different styles between the two characters, but it was easy for me to be drawn in the book once I got past the different styles. This book is about a girl who has Tourette syndrome and her tics affected attempts of fitting in because kids thought she was weird. But her neighbor/classmate noticed her and was able to look past the "weird" body/face movements because he saw her for who she was. It felt authentic and I soon realized why: Author Ellie Terry mentioned that she has Tourette's at the end of the book. A good read and it helps give you a better understanding of what some people go through with certain conditions and/or disabilities.


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Feb 25, 2019

black_snake_174 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Jan 18, 2019

navy_wolf_613 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 15

OPL_KrisC Apr 06, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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