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The Year of the Buttered Cat: A Mostly True Story

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Susan Haas and Lexi Haas



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April 13, 2021


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“We call people who run crazy fast and jump extra high superhuman. Where does that leave me?” Thirteen?years ago, when she was just a tiny baby, something terrible happened to Lexi Haas. Something?criminal. It left her with an out-of-control body and without a voice. Now, as a precocious, superhero-obsessed teen, Lexi is counting down the final 24 hours to a risky brain surgery that might help her talk or—dare she dream it?—to walk and use her hands.?As surgery grows closer, Lexi finds an urgent, relentless need to share the story of the That year, on the verge of shutting out the rest of the world, Lexi began a gutsy and solitary quest to find her “missing” body. After the family cat went missing, too, and a mysterious letter appeared, Lexi reluctantly enlisted two budding friends to aid her search. But when these friends also disappeared, Lexi had to learn new ways to reach out to the world to save her friendships and uncover the truth about what happened to her as a baby. The Year of the Buttered Cat is based on the real-life story of Lexi Haas and offers empowering, powerful messages about disability, friendship, family, loss, and the art of redefining ourselves.

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