I Am Here Now

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Synopsis

Set in the 1960s, Barbara Bottner's I Am Here Now is a beautiful novel in verse about one artists coming of age. Its a heartbreaking, powerful and inspiring depiction of what it's like to shatter your life?and piece it all back together. You cant trust Life to give you decent parents, or beautiful eyes, a fine French accent or an outstanding flair for fashion. No, Life does what it wants. Its sneaky as a thief. Maisie's first day of High school should be exciting, but all she wants is to escape. Her world is lonely and chaotic, with an abusive mother and a father whos rarely there to help. So when Maisie, who finds refuge in her art, meets the spirited Rachel and her mother, a painter, she catches a glimpse of a very different world?one full of life, creativity, and love?and latches on. But as she discovers her strengths through Rachels family, Maisie, increasingly desperate, finds herself risking new friendships, and the very future she's searching for.

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