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Natasha Friend

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Natasha Friend

Natasha Friend --- wearer of silly hats, lover of press-on mustaches, admirer of Gloria Steinem, devotee of well-named nail polish shades --- is also an author. When she is not writing books, you will find her playing Wiffle ball, turning cartwheels, making chocolate chip pancakes, singing, dancing, and wishing she was in a talent show. Natasha lives in Connecticut with her husband, three kids and dog. WHERE YOU 'LL FIND ME is her sixth novel.

Books by Natasha Friend

by Natasha Friend - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+
Milo has two great moms, but he's never known what it's like to have a dad. When Milo's doctor suggests asking his biological father to undergo genetic testing to shed some light on Milo's extreme allergies, he realizes this is a golden opportunity to find the man he's always wondered about. Hollis's mom Leigh hasn't been the same since her other mom, Pam, passed away seven years ago. But suddenly, Leigh seems happy by the thought of reconnecting with Hollis's half-brother Milo. Hollis and Milo were conceived using the same sperm donor. They met once, years ago, before Pam died.

 

by Natasha Friend - Family, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

The first month of school, 13-year-old Anna Collette finds herself...DUMPED by her best friend Dani, who suddenly wants to spend eighth grade "hanging out with different people. DESERTED by her mom, who's in the hospital recovering from a suicide attempt. TRAPPED in a house with her dad, a new baby sister, and a stepmother young enough to wear her Delta Delta Delta sweatshirt with pride. STUCK at a lunch table with Shawna the Eyebrow Plucker and Sarabeth the Irish Stepper because she has no one else to sit with. But what if all isn't lost? With help from some unlikely sources, including a crazy girl-band talent show act, Anna just may find herself on the road to okay.

by Natasha Friend - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

When Lexi’s face goes through a windshield, she's not sure what's worse: the scars she'll have to live with forever, or what she saw going on between her best friend and her boyfriend right before the accident. With the help of her trombone-playing, defiantly uncool older sister and a guy at school recovering from his own recent trauma, Lexi learns she's much more than just a pretty face.

by Natasha Friend - Fiction

It's not easy being a 13-year-old girl. But it's even harder when your father is a drunk. For Samantha, this has been going on for so long that she's almost used to it. But, truthfully, you never get used to it. Especially when it starts to get worse.

by Natasha Friend - Fiction
For 13-year-old Isabelle Lee, whose father has recently died, everything's normal on the outside. 
But everything is not normal, really. Since the dealth of her father, Isabelle's family has only functioned on the surface. Her mother, who used to take care of herself, now wears only lumpy, ill-fitting clothes, cries all night, and has taken every picture of her dead husband and put them under her bed. Isabelle tries to make light of this, but the underlying tension is expressed in overeating and then binging. Isabelle is enrolled in group therapy. Who should show up there, too, but Ashley Barnum, the prettiest, most together girl in class.