The Opposite of Tidy

The Opposite of Tidy

eBook - 2012
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How do you come clean when your life is a mess? Fifteen-year-old Junie is barely coping. Her mother has started sleeping in the chair in front of the TV, and the house is so packed with junk, newspapers, cupboard organizers and other helpful items from the Shopping Channel that she can barely get in the front door. Her father is no help, since he's always with That Woman. To top it off, she's failing math. So when Wade Jaffre, the hot new guy at school, offers her a ride home from school, it seems too good to be true. Junie surprises herself by accepting-and even talking! But as they approach her house, her parents are outside, screaming at each other. Junie doesn't have to think twice about directing him on to her best friend Tabitha's house, nor about continuing the charade of pretending she lives there. Tabitha and her mother are understanding-and willing to go along, for the moment. But as the weeks go by, Junie's lies start piling up and the opportunity to tell the truth seems to slip away. Until the day Junie's world-and her mother's-is literally turned inside out for the world to see, and Junie and her mother must face the consequences of her mother's illness ... and the lies they both told to hide it.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group (Canada), 2012
ISBN: 9780143184027
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Aug 22, 2015

The plots were somehow plain for me, not as profound as I had expected.

Ned911 May 25, 2014

this book is really great amazing read i love how romantic and emotional this story is junie is relatable and witty as she is trying to deal with her mother's 'problem' i wish there were more great reads like this

melabish Sep 25, 2013

I really enjoyed The Opposite of Tidy. I have read it more times than I can count, and yet it still feels as new as the first time I read it. Every page is a new exciting something to look forward to and it really got me into the book. The author really did the book justice and wrote the book well, especially since it is a hard subject to write on.

ErikFleurant Apr 08, 2013

I found a hard time reading the novel.

_BehindBlueEyes Mar 25, 2013

I thought this book was really good. I don't usually read books like this, but I just might if they are all like this. It was interesting to see what becomes of your life when it's all a messy lie. I recommend reading this to everyone.

Chamomile_Calendula Mar 20, 2013

This book seemed like a true story to me. All the events that were happening in the story were very realistic. I enjoyed reading this book.

darrenharrypotter123 Mar 20, 2013

This book was so unique; I've never read anything like this. The story line was sweet and showed how important family, friend, and the truth is. This is perfect for anyone!

Mar 17, 2013

This book is very well written, when I read it, it made me turn the page the very second I finished the page!!!!!:)

habsfan14 Jan 17, 2013

Very interesting storyline! The author uses great discription which makes you want to turn the page to find out what will happen next.

MlleRead Jan 09, 2013

Good, light read. At times I felt that the relationships between characters were unrealistic. But on the whole it was very enjoyable.

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Mar 17, 2013

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JennComishen Jul 24, 2012

15 Year old Junie, has hid her mothers illness of hoarding, and her home from most everyone apart from her bestfriend, until her mother writes in to 'The Kendra Show' and an intervention takes place. Now everyone will know about Junies haunting life, including wade jeefre her new boyfriend, whom she had been lying to all along.


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JennComishen Jul 24, 2012

"I mean you don't abandon your family when it gets hard..I mean you feel all the hard feelings and you do the best that you can. And you do not under any circumstances run away." - Jeremy Pg. 298


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