Forget Me Not

by Ellie Terry
Short Summary
Tourette syndrome causes Calliope June to make strange noises and faces. Will the handsome student body president still be her friend when he finds out?

Good For:
Engaging Mix of Poetry and Prose, Emotionally Stirring Coming-of-Age Novel, Understanding Tourette Syndrome

Topics and Themes:
Moving to a New School, Making New Friends, Crushes, Managing Bullies, Overcoming Self-Consciousness, Self-Acceptance
Some mature content.

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Astronomy-loving Calliope June has Tourette syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn’t mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS, but it isn’t long before the kids at her new school realize she’s different. Only Calliope’s neighbor, who is also the popular student body president, sees her as she truly is―an interesting person and a good friend. But is he brave enough to take their friendship public?

As Calliope navigates school, she must also face her mother’s new relationship and the fact that they might be moving―again―just as she starts to make friends who finally accept her differences.

Told in verse and prose with two intertwined points of view, Ellie Terry’s affecting debut novel draws upon her own experiences with Tourette syndrome, offering insight into this often-misunderstood condition.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 5 - 8
    • Ages: 10 - 13
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-55133-4