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Alive and Well in Prague, New York

Author: Grab  Daphne
Publisher: HarperCollins
Subject/Category: 7-12
Year Reviewed:: 2009
ISBN: 9780061256707
Review: Living in a small podunk town in upstate New York has Mattise Osgood in a constant state of funk. Leaving midtown Manhattan is hard to do for such a city girl who is used to museums and chic used clothing stores. But her artist parents feel that the slower-paced environment will be better for Mattise's father, who is struggling with Parkinson's Disease. Mattise was able to hide from the harsh realities of her father's debilitation in the city; it is not as easy in a much smaller town where everyone seems to know your business. Accepting the kindness of real friends seems to be hard for Mattise, but learning to open up also opens the door for other wonderful possibilities.

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