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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J CON (Text) 33500013251368 New Available -
Climax Public Library J CON (Text) 33500013251376 New Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781368048958
  • ISBN: 1368048951
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles ; Disney * Hyperion, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"Ever since her father died in a terrible accident, Maddy Gaines has worried a lot. She calls the police so often that she's on a first-name basis with the Sheriff. When a new boy moves to town, Maddy is convinced that he's not who he says he is-he's a boy who went missing six months ago. Maddy, her dog, her best friend, and her stepdad team up to see what he's hiding"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Disney * Hyperion.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
    Ever since her father died in a tragic accident, 12-year-old Maddy Gaines sees danger around every corner. Trying to be normal becomes a lot harder for her when a new boy at school looks just like Billy Holcomb, a missing child who was featured on every local news station just six months before. What's worse, she can't tell the police or the adults in her life (her mom and stepfather) anything for fear of getting in trouble and making others worry. Relying on her best friend, Cress, to help, Maddy delves into the mystery of the new kid and why he looks so much like Billy. Every Missing Piece touches on several serious topics (grief, mental illness, changing family/friendships, and domestic abuse) through the lens of a child, but despite the seriousness of the subject matter, Conklin's (Counting Thyme, 2016) strength as a writer keeps this story hopeful, even lighthearted and funny at times. Readers who enjoyed The Thing about Jellyfish (2015) will find this enjoyable too. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Melanie Conklin is the author of Counting Thyme and Every Missing Piece. Melanie grew up in North Carolina and worked as a product designer before she began her writing career. When she's not writing, Melanie spends her time doodling and dreaming up new ways to be creative. She lives in New Jersey with her family.

Subject: Worry > Fiction.
Stepfamilies > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Family violence > Fiction.

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