By Francine Prose
(HarperTeen, Paperback, 9780060574994, 272pp.)
Publication Date: August 2008
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My father was killed on 9/11.
Everybody in town knows we lost him forever when the North Tower collapsed.
What they don't know is that he was gone long before that day.
What they don't know is that a scholarship to exclusive Baileywell Academy only made my life worse.
What they don't know is that my mentor at Baileywell is my own personal terrorist.
Everybody calls me Miracle Boy.
What nobody knows is that it's a miracle I'm still here to tell you the real story about the worst year of my life.
From nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes an unforgettable novel about disasters, both public and private, and the aftermath of tragedy.
Francine Prose is the critically acclaimed author of nineteen novels, including the National Book Award Finalist Blue Angel and My New American Life. She has written three other novels for young adults: After, winner of the California Young Reader Medal, an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; Bullyville, a PW Best Book and Book Sense Children's Pick; and her most recent, Touch. She is also the author of two picture books, Leopold, the Liar of Leipzig and Rhino, Rhino, Sweet Potato. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, Francine Prose was Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She lives in New York City.