Lost in LA

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JC just wants to go home. Ever since her mom moved them to sunny California her life has totally sucked. Not only does everyone call her “Cowgirl” at her LA high school, but JC just can’t seem to pay attention in class. The assistant principal seems to have it in for and the mean girls are unbearable.
     While JC struggles with being different, a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) rocks her world.  The kindness of geeky Arnaldo and Lilith the goth offer some sanity, as does the attention of Jason, the adorable jock.  None of that seems to resolve the real problem.

Lost in LA

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Jack Gantos wrote about a boy’s misadventures with ADHD in Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key and Joey Pigza Loses Control. ADD Inattentive is far more predominant with girls than ADHD. And given the nature of ADD Inattentive – daydreamy, easily boredand distracted, making careless mistakes – these girls are oftenoverlooked or dismissed as simply not being good students. At thesame time, creativity and imagination are often characteristics ofthese girls – hence, the phrase “the gift of ADD”. Schools generallyare not geared for such students. This is one of several challenges,which JC faces at her upscale LA high school in LOST IN LA. JC’s differences bring her into conflict not only with certain inflexible teachers and school administrators, but also with the popular crowd at her school. She and her alternative friends endure verbal, social and physical bullying. JC is determined to not only persevere, but to find a solution that works for her and allows her to realize her dreams. LOST IN LA, like Jerry Spinelli’s young adult novel Stargirl, celebrates diversity and nonconformity and the power of the human spirit.

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Pages 232
ISBN 2010000203149
Height 9.0 INCH
Binding PERFECT
Width 6.0 INCH