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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library J MOR (Text) 33500013058177 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J MOR (Text) 33500013058185 New Checked out 02/03/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781419733666
  • ISBN: 1419733664
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2019.

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Learning disabilities make school painful for Annabelle, thirteen, but a summer of swimming with the high school team is fantastic until a prank goes wrong, spoiling everything.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    Seventh-grader Annabelle is a great swimmer but, because of learning difficulties, not such a great student. But swimming is where she bonds with her stepdad, makes her mother proud, and finds friends like Mia and Jeremy. Then Annabelle is asked to take a spot on the high-school swim team and things change. Hanging out with an older crowd makes her feel better and worse about herself, and the interest the handsome Connor shows in her is both confusing and delightful. To add to her summer angst, she gets a letter from her dad, who is now living in nearby Boston after being out of her life for a long while. Lots of readers will relate to Annabelle—if not with the specifics of her life, then with the feelings of an almost-teen as she navigates growing up. The well-crafted characters extend to the adults in the story, who are multilayered and have lives beyond their relationship with their daughter. Best of all, Annabelle's realizations about her life are hard won and wholly believable. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Laurie Morrison taught middle school for 10 years before writing Every Shiny Thing, her middle-grade debut with co-author Cordelia Jensen. She received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Philadelphia.

Subject: Swimming > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Conduct of life > Fiction.
Learning disabilities > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship.
JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Water Sports.
JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education.

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