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The Art of Losing

By Rachel Sarah, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Authentic, realistic story of addiction, survival, sisters.

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This is an absorbing, riveting story about addiction, family, love, and surviving. It beautifully tackles some tough issues: substance abuse, alcoholism, and families in crisis. The Art of Losing highlights the ripple effects of a drunk driving accident and realistically tells the story of what it's like to battle addiction. The writing is very real and deep, and shows how challenging it can be to forgive, and also how hard recovery can be. Harley's struggles with her sister and her ex are heartbreaking, and it's empowering to see how she forgives them and herself. This is a a story about being honest with yourself, forgiving, and moving on.

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