Family game night and other catastrophes

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A debut middle-grade novel about throwing things out - and letting people in. Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes tackles a tough issue with a light, accessible touch and writing that sparkles with heart.

Annabelle has a five-mile rule: She must keep her friends from coming within five miles of her home. That's because Annabelle's mom is a hoarder. Their house is full of stuff: canned goods, broken toys, old newspapers . . . It's everywhere except for Annabelle's spotless room.

Annabelle can't let anyone find out what her house is like. They'll realize that her mom is crazy. They'll make fun of her. Or feel sorry for her. Or try to help.

But when the newspaper piles come crashing down on her sister's head one morning, it kicks off an epic fight between her parents that ends up with her dad taking off - and her fix-it-all grandmother stepping in.

As Annabelle realizes how bad things have gotten for her little sister, while trying to navigate her first crush, not to mention stay sane herself, she's forced to come to terms with the fact that maybe she can't keep all her secrets to herself. Maybe she can't just throw her mom's things out . . . maybe she has to let some people in.

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Grouping Title family game night and other catastrophes
Grouping Author lambert mary e
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display_description Seventh-grader Annabelle's mother is a hoarder, and their whole house is full of canned goods, broken toys, fabric, and old newspapers--but when a pile of newspapers (organized by weather reports) falls on Annabelle's younger sister Leslie and their mother is more concerned about the newspapers, it sets off a chain of events that brings their fix-it-all grandmother in and Annabelle realizes that if there is any hope for change she can not isolate herself and keep her family's problems secret.
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subject_facet Compulsive hoarding -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Juvenile fiction, Hoarders -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Fiction, Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Juvenile fiction, Secrets -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Sisters -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Family game night and other catastrophes
title_full Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes, Family game night and other catastrophes / Mary E. Lambert
title_short Family game night and other catastrophes
topic_facet Compulsive hoarding, Families, Family problems, Family secrets, Hoarders, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Mothers and daughters, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Secrets, Sisters