• From the Publisher
September 1, 2020

A sto­ry of a girl caught between her love of chess and her ADHD.

In a starred review, Alyson Ger­ber’s first nov­el, Braced, was called a mas­ter­ful­ly con­struct­ed and high­ly empa­thet­ic debut about a dif­fer­ent kind of accep­tance.” With Focused, she explores even fur­ther how, when life gives you a chal­lenge, the best way to face it is with an open mind, an open heart, and the open sup­port of the peo­ple around you.

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