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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library Y GUE (Text) 33500013704150 New Available -
Fosston Public Library Y GUE (Text) 33500013704168 New Checked out 06/22/2023

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  • ISBN: 9780374389659
  • ISBN: 0374389659
  • Physical Description: 344 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
The resilience of two cousins is tested when one of them is lost at sea and washes up on a deserted island while the other remains at home, holding on to the belief that her beloved cousin is still alive.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Grades 7-9. Farrar Straus Giroux.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 September #1
    *Starred Review* Half-Filipino Coral and Isa are more than cousins: their mothers are sisters; their fathers are brothers. It is no wonder they feel as close as sisters. This bond is tested when Coral and her family set sail on a long boat trip, only to get swept up in a tidal wave. The shock hits Isa hard, and though she holds out hope, it's soon clear that she will have to accept that her "Star Sister" is gone. Except, she isn't. Across the sea, Coral washes up on the shore of a lonely tropical island. Her parents missing, and food and water dwindling, she must gather all the skills her parents taught her to survive and get back to her home. The action follows the two POVs of Coral and Isa, each girl an example of facing life with courage. While Coral lives out a harrowing survival story, Isa's story is quieter but no less intense. In this way, Guerrero adroitly unfolds this tale of grief and triumph by showing a visceral story of determination alongside the effects a tragedy has on the people left behind. This is a stirring page-turner that will move readers to appreciate the people in their lives. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tanya Guerrero is the author of Adrift, All You Knead is Love, and How to Make Friends with the Sea. Filipino and Spanish by birth, she has been fortunate enough to call three countries home: the Philippines, Spain, and the United States. Currently, she lives in a shipping container home in the suburbs of Manila with her husband, daughter, and a menagerie of rescued cats and dogs. In her free time, she grows her own food, bakes bread, and reads.

Subject: Survival > Juvenile fiction.
Resilience (Personality trait) > Juvenile fiction.
Cousins > Juvenile fiction.
Boating accidents > Juvenile fiction.
Islands > Juvenile fiction.
Filipino Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Racially mixed people > Juvenile fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Resilience > Fiction.
Cousins > Fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
Filipino Americans > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Action and adventure fiction.

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