Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Thirteen-year-old Freedom who, along with her stepbrother, is being raised by an embittered alcoholic mother, longs to know who her father is and why his identity has always been a secret. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Terrified of being separated from her brother after an alcoholic binge lands her mother in a treatment program, Freedom Jo Avery runs away, but her plan misfires, leading to the discovery of her long-lost father and a reevaluation of her mother's struggles.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-8-Freedom, born on the 4th of July, struggles for love and recognition from her alcoholic mother and to keep their impoverished family together. Never having known her father, she yearns for him. Her world falls apart when her mother is sent away for treatment, and even loving next-door-neighbor Effie can't protect her and her younger brother, Jackie, from social services' intervention. After a week of wilderness hiding, the youngsters turn themselves in to the authorities. They are then taken in by the Quincy family, one of whom is Freedom's arch-enemy, Laura Nell. There's something mysterious here, and Freedom gathers clues that unlock the secrets of her mother's earlier years and finally reveal the identity of her father. In finding her new family, she learns to open herself to others and to accept their faults as well as her own. Wood's novel offers a credible, likable character who yearns for "the hole in my soul" to be mended. It is fast-paced and engaging enough to be read as an adventure. Told in the first person, the narrative is natural and contemporary. Even the surrounding characters are multidimensional, adding satisfying layers of complexity to the plot. Pair this fast-paced tale with Paula Fox's Monkey Island (Orchard, 1991) for a stimulating comparison of books with similar themes and different resolutions.
Carolyn Noah, Central Mass. Regional Library System, Worcester, MA
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