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How I Saved My Father's Life (and Ruined Everything Else)

How I Saved My Father's Life (and Ruined Everything Else)

by Ann Hood

Twelve-year-old Madeline believes she can perform miracles. And her biggest one to date is saving her father from an avalanche. But, unmiraculously, he divorces Madeline's mother after his recovery, writes a book about the avalanche, becomes a celebrity, and marries Ava Pomme, a renowned tart maker.

When he leaves, Madeline is left with her mother, who is slowly coming undone; her hypochondriac little brother, who spends his days worrying about air-bag safety; a house that is falling apart around her; and no clue how to perform the miracle that will fix it all.

Amidst ballet lessons, insufferable recipe experiments for her mother's "Family "magazine column, and a life-changing trip to Italy, Madeline learns the true meaning of faith — and family — in this moving novel by acclaimed author Ann Hood.

Ages
12, 13, 14
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 9
Grade Level Equivalent
4.7
Lexile Measure
770L
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
224

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Ann Hood Ann Hood is the author of eight novels and a short-story collection. How I Saved My Father's Life (and Ruined Everything Else) is her first title for Scholastic.

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