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Marcella Pixley

Biography

Marcella Pixley

Marcella Pixley is a teacher and the author of two previous books for teens, FREAK, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and WITHOUT TESS, which was described in a starred review in School Library Journal as "[a] lyrical,heartrending novel." She lives in Westford, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.

Marcella Pixley

Books by Marcella Pixley

by Marcella Pixley - Fiction, Mental Health, Performing Arts, Young Adult 14+

When Max Friedman’s mother dies of cancer, instead of facing his loss, Max imagines that her tumor has taken up residence in his brain. With the tumor in charge, Max implodes, slipping farther and farther away from reality. Finally, Max is sent to the artsy, off-beat Baldwin School to regain his footing. For a while, Max almost feels happy. But his tumor is always lurking in the wings --- until one night it knocks him down and Max is forced to face the truth, not just about the tumor, but about how hard it is to let go of the past.