The Opposite of Tidy

The Opposite of Tidy

How Do You Come Clean When your Life Is A Mess?

Book - 2012
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Fifteen-year-old Junie, barely coping with her unhappy family life, directs her date Wade to her best friend's house, pretending she lives there. As the weeks go by, her lies pile up until one day they are laid bare and she must face the consequences.
ISBN: 9780143180913
Characteristics: 322 pages ;,22 cm


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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

Mkowalikk thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

JennComishen Jul 24, 2012

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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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