Jennifer Castle: Chronic Illness and the Friend Factor


Right I’m going to be re blogging a lot of the stuff on this site, I think it’s fantastic that people are out there reviewing literature that is designed to educate our children and gives parents a place to go when their child asks them about a condtion. I’m not a parent but I belive it gives parents a educated choice as to what books best suit there child. Anything that raises awareness is great.

Disability in Kidlit

Jennifer CastleCover for YOU LOOK DIFFERENT IN REAL LIFEJennifer Castle‘s first novel, “The Beginning of After,” was named an American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults selection and a Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best” Book. Her new novel, “You Look Different in Real Life,” was published in June 2013. She wrote many unproduced movie and TV scripts before returning to her first love, fiction . . . but she’s still hooked on film and the way we can find and tell our stories with images. She lives with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley. Find her on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.


When my best friend Peggy and I were fourteen, and we’d just started freshman year of high school, we liked to hang out at our neighborhood pond. It was peaceful and we could just walk and chat and make disgusting jokes about ridiculous things. It…

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