The Lightness of Hands (Carton of 52 Paperback Books)
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A quirky and heartfelt coming-of-age story about a teen girl with bipolar II who signs her failed magician father up to perform his legendary but failed illusion on live TV in order to make enough money to pay for the medication they needâ€”from the author of Symptoms of Being Human. Perfect for fans of Adi Alsaid, David Arnold, and Arvin Ahmadi.
Sixteen-year-old Ellie Dante is desperate for something in her life to finally go right. Her father was a famous stage magician until he attempted an epic illusion on live TVâ€”and failed. Now Ellie lives with her dad in a beat-up RV, attending high school online and performing at birthday parties and bars across the Midwest to make ends meet.
But when the gigs dry up, their insurance lapses, leaving Dadâ€™s heart condition unchecked and forcing Ellie to battle her bipolar II disorder without medication.
Then Ellie receives a call from a famous magic duo, who offer fifteen thousand dollars and a shot at redemption: they want her father to perform the illusion that wrecked his careerâ€”on their live TV special, which shoots in Los Angeles in ten days.
Ellie knows her dad will refuseâ€”but she takes the deal anyway, then lies to persuade him to head west. With the help of her online-only best friend and an unusual guy she teams up with along the way, Ellie makes a plan to stage his comeback. But when her lie is exposed, sheâ€™ll have to confront her illness and her choices head-on to save her fatherâ€“and herself.
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|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Book Type||Young Adult Novels|
|Primary Contributor||Jeff Garvin|
|Age Groups||Ages 16 to 18|
|Publisher||Balzer + Bray|