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Tangled / Carolyn Mackler.

By: Mackler, Carolyn.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2010Edition: 1st ed.ISBN: 9780061731044 (trade bdg.); 0061731048 (trade bdg.); 9780061731051 (lib. bdg.); 0061731056 (lib. bdg.); 9780061731068; 0061731064.Subject(s): Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction | Emotional problems of teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction | Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | New York (State) -- Juvenile fictionSummary: The lives of four very different teenagers become entangled in ways that none of them could have imagined after a short stay at a Caribbean resort.
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CML Young Adult Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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The lives of four very different teenagers become entangled in ways that none of them could have imagined after a short stay at a Caribbean resort.

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Gr 8 Up-Four teenagers, Jena, Skye, Owen, and Dakota, come together and cross paths during a vacation in the Caribbean. A quarter of the book is devoted to each teen's perspective. Jena tells about her feelings of inferiority when around beautiful Skye, the daughter of her mother's best friend. Skye wants to figure out the truth about her father and the suicidal depression that turns her away from auditioning for even one more film. Dakota drinks, is sexually pushy with girls, and deals with his girlfriend's death in a car accident when she was with another guy. Owen, Dakota's younger brother, hides his insecurity behind the safety of his blog and general computer nerdiness. All four lives become "tangled" together while at the resort and after they reach home, and the way the tangles twist and unfold allows these teens to discover their true selves and find personal satisfaction. Mackler expertly creates believable characters, plots, and settings. The teens are good people who have obstacles to overcome and problems to face. Whether realizing it directly or not, they help one another because of their chance relationships. As powerfully depicted as in Emily Wing Smith's The Way He Lived (Flux, 2008), the various viewpoints weave together to create a compelling and cohesive whole. Themes of understanding, respecting others, and the power of good communication are carefully and effectively woven throughout a story that begs for discussion.-Diane P. Tuccillo, Poudre River Public Library District, Fort Collins, CO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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