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Baby & Solo / Lisabeth Posthuma.

Posthuma, Lisabeth, (author.).


"Joel's new job at the video store is just what the therapist ordered. But what happens if the first true friend he's made in years finds out about What Was Wrong With Him? Seventeen-year-old Joel Teague has a new prescription from his therapist--a part-time job--the first step toward the elusive Normal life he's been so desperate to live ever since The Bad Thing happened. Lucky for Joel, ROYO Video is hiring. It's the perfect fresh start--Joel even gets a new name. Dubbed "Solo" after his favorite Star Wars character, Joel works his way up the not-so-corporate ladder without anyone suspecting What Was Wrong With Him. That is, until he befriends Nicole "Baby" Palmer, a smart-mouthed coworker with a chip on her shoulder about . . . well, everything, and the two quickly develop the kind of friendship movie montages are made of. However, when Joel's past inevitably catches up with him, he's forced to choose between preserving his new blank slate persona and coming clean--and either way, he risks losing the first real friend he's ever had. Set in a pop-culture-rich 1990s, this remarkable story tackles challenging and timely themes with huge doses of wit, power, and heart." -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536213034
  • ISBN: 1536213039
  • Physical Description: 406 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a list of resources.
Subject: Mental illness > Fiction.
Adolescent psychology.
Teenagers > Mental health.
Suicide > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations in adolescence > Fiction.
Gay teenagers > Fiction.
Homophobia > Fiction.
Prejudices > Fiction.
Domestic relations > Fiction.
Divorce > Fiction.
Teenagers > Sexual behavior > Fiction.
Teenage pregnancy > Fiction.
Video recordings industry > Fiction.
Video rental services > Fiction.
Royal Oak (Mich.) > Fiction.
Michigan > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Social problem fiction.

Available copies

  • 11 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Rolla Public Library FIC POS (Text) 38256101874489 Adult Fiction Available -

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