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Many of the poems are lyrical, flowing free verse, while others play with form. Interspersed beside the poems are Collin’s lists from his notebook. Together these elements provide an intimate look into his life and struggles. A note on hoarding and mental health is included. Most characters are presumed White. 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Worst-Case Collin

Coming September 28, 2021. Preorder today!

Worst-Case Collin

By: Rebecca Caprara

The worst is yet to come.

Twelve-year-old Collin is always prepared for something to go wrong. Ever since he lost his mom in a car accident, he's filled his journal with careful research on how to survive any disaster: avalanches, riptides, even halitosis. Too bad there's no guidebook on what to do when your dad starts hoarding. 

Determined to hide his increasingly messy home life from his friends, Collin navigates middle school alongside the hilarious and clueless Liam, and Georgia, Collin's maybe-crush. Can Collin learn to be vulnerable around those he loves, even when he can't control every possible scenario?

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Rebecca Caprara, author

Rebecca Caprara has been writing stories since she was a little girl. What she enjoys the most is writing across genres and form for middle-grade readers. The Magic of Melwick Orchard was her debut novel.

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A young boy wrestles with his mother’s untimely death and his father’s consequent hoarding. Sixth grader Collin Brey is anxious. Ever since his mom died in a car accident two years earlier, he has carried an orange notebook full of worst-case scenarios running the gamut from a jammed door to a zombie attack. His father is a brilliant but disorganized math professor who is obsessed with proving the Riemann hypothesis. Collin battles bullies Tyson and Keith at school but is buffered by his two BFFs, Liam and Georgia. At home, Collin’s anxiety mounts, as his dad begins to acquire more and more stuff, first starting with thrift-store finds and then working his way up to things like bags of trash and toenail clippings. Ashamed, Collin tries to hide his increasingly distressing home life from his friends, all while battling unresolved grief and his tormentors. While Collin’s problems are heavy, Caprara gives him an accessible voice, even managing to imbue humor into the story alongside the many serious moments. Many of the poems are lyrical, flowing free verse, while others play with form. Interspersed beside the poems are Collin’s lists from his notebook. Together these elements provide an intimate look into his life and struggles. A note on hoarding and mental health is included. Most characters are presumed White. Poignant, timely, and altogether affecting.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-145-3

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Ages: 10+
Page count: 384
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