Summary/Annotation -> What happens when everything you've got to give isn't enough to save someone you love?
It's Maine. It's winter. And it's FREEZING STINKIN' COLD! Dinah is wildly worried about her best friend, Skint. He won't wear a coat. Refuses to wear a coat. It's twelve degrees out, and he won't wear a coat. So Dinah's going to figure out how to help. That's what Dinah does--she helps. But she's too busy trying to help to notice that sometimes, she's doing more harm than good. Seeing the trees instead of the forest? That's Dinah.
And Skint isn't going to be the one to tell her. He's a helper guy too. He's worried about a little boy whose dad won't let him visit his mom. He's worried about an elderly couple in a too-cold house down the street.
But the wedge between what drives Dinah and what concerns Skint is wide enough for a big old slab of ice. Because Skint's own father is in trouble. Because Skint's mother refuses to ask for help even though she's at her breaking point. And because Dinah might just decide to...help. She thinks she's cracking through a sheet of ice, but what's actually there is an entire iceberg.
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121213s2013 nyu d 000 1 eng
$a 9781442431553 (hbk.) : $c $17.00
$a 201212141100 $b mhenry $y 201212131031 $z jlin $w YAFJan13.dat $x 12
$a DLC $c DLC $d DLC
$a [Fic] $2 23
$a FIC Griffin
$a Griffin, N.
$a The whole stupid way we are / $c N. Griffin.
$a 1st ed.
$a New York : $b Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $c 2013.
$a 368 p. ; $c cm.
$a During a cold winter in Maine, fifteen-year-old Dinah sets off a heart-wrenching chain of events when she tries to help best friend and fellow misfit Skint deal with problems at home, including a father who is suffering from early onset dementia.
$a YA Jan13
$2 BISAC $a JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship^JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents^JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social Issues / Sexual Abuse)
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