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ISBN13: 9780152057534
ISBN10: 0152057536
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Kirsten's parents are barely speaking to each other, and her best friend has fallen under the spell of the school's queen bee, Brianna. It seems like only Kirsten's younger science-geek sister is on her side. Walker's goal is to survive at the new white private school his mom has sent him to because she thinks he's going to screw up like his cousin. But he's a good kid. So is his friend Matteo, though no one knows why he'll do absolutely anything that hot blond Brianna asks of him.

But all of this feels almost trivial when Kirsten and Walker discover a secret that shakes them both to the core. Fast paced, marvelously funny, and brutally honest, If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period touches on universal truths about human nature.

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"Choldenko convincingly covers the middle school scene....Racism, snobbery, prejudice, and honesty are part of the tumultuous twists that ultimately convince Kirsten that, indeed, she does matter." School Library Journal

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"[T]he funny, thoughtful protagonists, the vivid middle-school setting, and the honest portrayal of the characters, even the adults, make it well worth the effort." Horn Book Magazine

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From the Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times-bestselling author comes a fast-paced, provocative book about two kids with an unlikely connection.

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Marley's life feels as precarious as an overfull water balloon--one false move and everything will burst. Marley's lifelong best friends appear to be ditching her and her parents, newly separated, have decided she should spend the summer with her dad in his generic subdivision house, with a summer job she didn't ask for and certainly doesnt want. On the up side there is a very cute boy who loves dogs as much as Marley does living across the street . . . but young love can be rocky too, with lots of opportunity for humiliation and misinterpreted signals. Luckily Marley is a girl who trusts her instincts and knows the truth when she sees it, attributes that make her immensely appealing and make her transitional summer worthwhile and satisfying to experience alongside her. 

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From the Newbery Honor-winning and "New York Times" bestselling author of "Al Capone Does My Shirts" comes a fast-paced, provocative, funny book about two kids with an unlikely connection, who discover a secret that shakes them both to the core.

About the Author

Gennifer Choldenko is the author of Al Capone Does My Shirts and Notes from a Liar and Her Dog as well as several picture books. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Kricia, December 10, 2009 (view all comments by Kricia)
I was surprised about why the parents were fighting it is really entertaining to know what's going to happen next
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152057534
Author:
Choldenko, Gennifer
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Author:
Vernick, Audrey
Subject:
Family - Marriage & Divorce
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Jacket illustration by Greg Dearth/Getty
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 224 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780152057534 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Choldenko convincingly covers the middle school scene....Racism, snobbery, prejudice, and honesty are part of the tumultuous twists that ultimately convince Kirsten that, indeed, she does matter."
"Review" by , "[T]he funny, thoughtful protagonists, the vivid middle-school setting, and the honest portrayal of the characters, even the adults, make it well worth the effort."
"Synopsis" by ,
From the Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times-bestselling author comes a fast-paced, provocative book about two kids with an unlikely connection.

"Synopsis" by ,
Marley's life feels as precarious as an overfull water balloon--one false move and everything will burst. Marley's lifelong best friends appear to be ditching her and her parents, newly separated, have decided she should spend the summer with her dad in his generic subdivision house, with a summer job she didn't ask for and certainly doesnt want. On the up side there is a very cute boy who loves dogs as much as Marley does living across the street . . . but young love can be rocky too, with lots of opportunity for humiliation and misinterpreted signals. Luckily Marley is a girl who trusts her instincts and knows the truth when she sees it, attributes that make her immensely appealing and make her transitional summer worthwhile and satisfying to experience alongside her. 
"Synopsis" by , From the Newbery Honor-winning and "New York Times" bestselling author of "Al Capone Does My Shirts" comes a fast-paced, provocative, funny book about two kids with an unlikely connection, who discover a secret that shakes them both to the core.
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