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A Certain October

Angela Johnson

Award-winning author Johnson (Sweet, Hereafter, 2010) tells the moving story of Scotty, an average high school junior living in East Cleveland who divides her days between attending school, dealing with her autistic younger brother, Keone and hanging out with her friends Falcone and Misha. When a terrible accident occurs, she feels responsible for the loss of someone she hardly knew. Her friends are having a hard time getting through to Scotty and her family is preoccupied with their own trauma. But the prospect of a boy, a dance, and the possibility that everything can fall back into place, soon helps Scotty realize how the world carries on, even when everything has changed.