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First United States edition.
274 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published: London : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016.
Fifteen-year-old Lizzie Vogel takes a job as an "auxiliary nurse" at Paradise Lodge, a home for the elderly, and learns that her job entails helping the patients (frequently) to the bathroom. What begins as a way to avoid school and earn some spending money (for the finer things in life, like real coffee and beer shampoo) quickly becomes the education of a lifetime as Lizzy wades through the day-to-day humdrum and drama of this ramshackle refuge for the elderly. And when a rival nursing home threatens, Lizzie discovers that the staff and residents of Paradise Lodge have become her surrogate family, and the only place she's ever felt she belongs-- Adapted from publisher website.
Reproduction of (manifestation): Stibbe, Nina. Paradise Lodge London : Viking, 2016 9780241240243