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Tour: The Half-Orphan’s Handbook by Joan F. Smith

The Half-Orphan’s Handbook
Joan F. Smith
Published by: Imprint/Macmillan
Publication date: April 6th 2021
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Young Adult

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For fans of John Green and Emily X.R. Pan, The Half-Orphan’s Handbook by Joan F. Smith is a coming-of-age story and an empathetic, authentic exploration of grief with a sharp sense of humor and a big heart.

It’s been three months since Lila lost her father to suicide. Since then, she’s learned to protect herself from pain by following two unbreakable rules:

1. The only people who can truly hurt you are the ones you love. Therefore, love no one.

2. Stay away from liars. Liars are the worst.

But when Lila’s mother sends her to a summer-long grief camp, it’s suddenly harder for Lila to follow these rules. Potential new friends and an unexpected crush threaten to drag her back into life for the first time since her dad’s death.

On top of everything, there’s more about what happened that Lila doesn’t know, and facing the truth about her family will be the hardest part of learning how a broken heart can love again.


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The Tour

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April 20th
Living in a Bookworld >> Excerpt
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April 21st
The Avid Reader  >> Excerpt
Reading Tonic  >> Guest post
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April 22nd
DEEKAY | Daily Dose of Reading  >> Review
Whatever You Can Still Betray >> Guest post
Sadie’s Spotlight  >> Excerpt
The Eclectic Review >> Review
The Scribe Owl >> Review
Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Love  >> Excerpt

April 23rd
Owl Book World >> Review
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