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Dear Friends and Readers,
In The Prince of Denial, Casey is a kid who’s doing his best to hold things together after his family has come apart. He lives with his dad, and it’s never okay to talk about what’s really happening at home — to which Casey rushes after school so he can clean things up, and throw away the empty bottles in the living room.
This is the story of what happens when one regular middle schooler, with help from two good friends — including Tara, a beautiful classmate who’s got more in common with Casey than he realizes — comes to the edge of speaking a truth that could change his life ... or wreck what’s left of his family.
“I have read plenty of books about teenagers who have addiction issues, and a bunch more about teenagers whose parents have addiction issues … but I think this was the first in which the teenager tries to affect a change in that parent. Bravo Doug Wilhelm!” writes youth librarian Chrissie Morrison on her blog Great Books for Teens and Tweens.
I’d be happy to hear from you!
best, Doug Wilhelm