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Excuse me while I ugly cry

by Goffney, Joya.

Format: Kindle Book 2021 2021
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Summary
Quinn's journal is where she writes down everything -- in list format -- that she doesn't want to admit out loud, or even face; once they're written, she can release them and feel a little bit more at peace. When the journal goes missing and her list of biggest fears is posted online with a challenge to face each of them or else have the entire journal go public, it's time for Quinn to move out of the realm of her mind and into real life. She's not going quietly, however, and finds herself working to track down the blackmailer before time runs out.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "High-school senior Quinn has secrets that she has never told another person. Instead, she jots them all down in a red spiral notebook, never to see the light of day. This spiral notebook is full of lists related to secrets, crushes, and dreams from her childhood until now. It isn't until an accidental notebook switch that Quinn finds herself at the mercy of a blackmailer who threatens to reveal all of her secrets to the high school. Quinn is a Black teen girl in a predominately white Texas neighborhood and school, who experiences microaggressions daily and is unsure how to navigate them. Not only that, but her parents' relationship seems to be falling apart, and her grandmother's dementia is slowly stealing away her memories. In this transformative year, Quinn doesn't expect to make waves, but a blackmailer revealing her deepest secrets forces her into the spotlight. With the help of some of her classmates, Quinn unpacks what it means to be Black and creates lasting relationships that help her flourish. Goffney's important debut novel navigates the messy feelings Black teens may experience in a supposedly post-racial world where their challenges often do not mirror the challenges their parents faced. This authentic look at the teen years will undoubtedly delight readers."
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Additional Information
Subjects Privacy Fiction
Diaries Authorship Fiction
Doxing Fiction
Extortion Fiction
Cyberbullying Fiction
High school students Fiction
Anxiety Fiction
Phobias Fiction
African American teenagers Fiction
Young adult fiction
Diaries Fiction
Lists Fiction
Extorition Fiction
Fear Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Teenagers Fiction
Romance
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperTeen2021
2021
Edition First edition
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780063024816
0063024810
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