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Bagley Public Library J SNY (Text) 33500013127840 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library J SNY (Text) 33500013127832 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062836625
  • ISBN: 0062836625
  • ISBN: 9780062955043
  • ISBN: 0062955047
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
The school year is over, and it is summer in Atlanta. The sky is blue, the sun is blazing, and the days brim with possibility. But Leah feels lost. She has been this way since one terrible afternoon a year ago when everything changed. Since that day, her parents have become distant, her friends have fallen away, and Leah's been adrift and alone. Then she meets Jasper, a girl unlike anyone she has ever known. There's something mysterious about Jasper, almost magical. And Jasper, Leah discovers, is also lost. Together, the two girls carve out a place for themselves, a hideaway in the overgrown spaces of Atlanta, away from their parents and their hardships, somewhere only they can find. But as the days of this magical June start to draw to a close, and the darker realities of their lives intrude once more, Leah and Jasper have to decide how real their friendship is, and whether it can be enough to save them both.-- Publisher's description.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Leah, 13, is not looking forward to summer. Ever since her brother drowned, she hasn't had much enthusiasm for anything. Her parents are distant in their grieving, and Leah herself has wandered away from her friends, since she feels like no one can understand her. So she's especially surprised when she meets an interesting and outgoing girl named Jasper while she's out wandering the countryside by her home. Jasper is everything Leah currently is not—adventurous and willing to take risks—and soon the girls enter into a sudden friendship and Jasper helps Leah confront her grief. However, Jasper's life is not as sunny as it seems. She is hiding her own dark secrets—she's run away from an abusive home and is living in an abandoned house. Will Leah be able to offer her new friend the same support and protection Jasper offered her or will she betray Jasper's secrets and ruin their friendship? Leah's first-person narrative acutely gets at the varied, sometimes volatile experience of grief, and tweens who like emotionally raw storytelling will likely be hooked. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Leah, 13, is not looking forward to summer. Ever since her brother drowned, she hasn't had much enthusiasm for anything. Her parents are distant in their grieving, and Leah herself has wandered away from her friends, since she feels like no one can understand her. So she's especially surprised when she meets an interesting and outgoing girl named Jasper while she's out wandering the countryside by her home. Jasper is everything Leah currently is not—adventurous and willing to take risks—and soon the girls enter into a sudden friendship and Jasper helps Leah confront her grief. However, Jasper's life is not as sunny as it seems. She is hiding her own dark secrets—she's run away from an abusive home and is living in an abandoned house. Will Leah be able to offer her new friend the same support and protection Jasper offered her or will she betray Jasper's secrets and ruin their friendship? Leah's first-person narrative acutely gets at the varied, sometimes volatile experience of grief, and tweens who like emotionally raw storytelling will likely be hooked. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Girls > Juvenile fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Juvenile fiction.
Summer > Juvenile fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) > Juvenile fiction.
Georgia > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Girls > Fiction.
Coming of age > Fiction.
Family problems > Fiction.
Summer > Fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) > Fiction.
Georgia > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes).
Dysfunctional families.
Friendship.
Girls.
Summer.
Georgia.
Georgia > Atlanta.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Homeless persons > Juvenile fiction.
Family > Juvenile fiction.
Grief > Juvenile fiction.
Child abuse > Juvenile fiction.
Summer > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Homeless persons > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Child abuse > Fiction.
Summer > Fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) > Juvenile fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Bildungsromans.

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