by Cecilia La France

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Pick-me-up, a young adult problem novel, tells a heroic story of Katelyn fighting back against the dysfunctions of her family and her friends. While she tries to live in the right, Katelyn falls into her own problems when she hooks up with a boy full of trouble and his own addictions. This rural-Iowa teenager keeps making decisions that would lead her to the same fate of her two high school dropout sisters. Katelyn fails classes, skips school, and at one point ends up with reserved seating in the Principal's office. Katelyn’s friends back away as she begins to live up to the troubled legacy left by her family. Home life proves no better. Katelyn’s dad disappears and ends up in jail, again. The fragile relationship she has with her mother nearly breaks as Katelyn is dumped with the responsibility of caring for all her older sister’s abandoned children. Katelyn gets her own pick-me-up in the form of a charming older boy with a criminal history. Her friends and scene change as she follows him back into his bad habits. Just as she keeps faith in her family, she keeps giving Tim another chance. Only after she suffers because of her misguided love does she start to take care of herself. She's able to salvage her dignity and rebound to break the dropout streak in her family.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045552653
Publisher: Cecilia La France
Publication date: 12/30/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 913,430
File size: 232 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Cecilia La France writes fiction and nonfiction. Pick-me-up is her first ebook publishing accomplishment. She resides in Denver, CO.

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Pick-me-up 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Painful and uplifting. Must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book so far when i read it i fell in love with it it was the most dramictic book i have ever seen
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good read.  I found myself very emotionally moved at times.  It is easy to identify with times in which multiple things go wrong at once.  You are challenged with - how do I get through this?  Everyone knows of someone struggling with some sort of substance abuse issue.  It is heartbreaking when it is a close loved one.  This poor girl is at the point of giving up many times.  It is inspiring to see her find the strength to carry on and succeed, being a positive influence to the small children around her.   Great Book !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I started reading it and couldn't put it down.  The story gives you hope for this young character with a harsh life.  It is a mix of romance and the sad truth of the many things that go on in life. Overall I really liked this book.