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ISBN13: 9780316011709
ISBN10: 0316011703
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Tom's a normal seventh-grader, negotiating a slightly prickly stage in his long friendship with Jeff...The arrival of new girl Jessica Feeney, however, changes everything; Jessica, who is attending a local hospital for treatment, has been badly burned by a fire, and her terrible disfigurement shocks the class into confusion.

This isn't the usual book about adjustment to difference; instead, Abbott brilliantly explores the kids' struggle to manage the intrusion of abnormality in their lives...this is a thoughtful exploration of a brief interlude's lasting impact.

Review:

"This novel may be brief, but it leaves a big impact." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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"It's a beautiful story, a sad story, brilliantly written, a story you'll never forget." Newbery Honor winner Patricia Reilly Giff

Synopsis:

Tom and his classmates learn that Jessica, who has been badly burned, will be attending their school while getting medical treatments. Despite her startling appearance, Tom slowly develops a friendship with Jessica that changes his life.

About the Author

Tony Abbott is the author of over 35 books for young readers, including the extremely popular Secrets of the Droon series, which has sold over 4.5 million books to date. He has worked in a bookstore and libraries, and currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.

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MichelleSiegel, July 23, 2010 (view all comments by MichelleSiegel)
The perfect teens and tweens read to get them to see the impact of bullying and ways we can be more accepting of others who are different. Within this story a man reflects on how his whole outlook on life was affected after a three week encounter with a burn victim when he was in seventh grade. Honest dialogue, nothing is sugar coated here, which is what kids crave, honesty and how to handle real life, difficult situations while "saving" face among their peers. A great book to spark discussions whether at the dinner table or within the classroom, a must read for kids of all ages!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316011709
Author:
Abbott, Tony
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Friendship; Emotions; School; Students; Catholic schools
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.64x5.50x.44 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 160 pages Little, Brown Young Readers - English 9780316011709 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This novel may be brief, but it leaves a big impact." (starred review)
"Review" by , "It's a beautiful story, a sad story, brilliantly written, a story you'll never forget."
"Synopsis" by , Tom and his classmates learn that Jessica, who has been badly burned, will be attending their school while getting medical treatments. Despite her startling appearance, Tom slowly develops a friendship with Jessica that changes his life.
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