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andlt;bandgt;"My mother had four daughters by four different men."andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; There's only one way Shelby and her sisters can describe their mother: She's a sexpot. Helen Kimura collects men (and loans, spending money, and gifts of all kinds) from all over the country. Sure, she's not your typical role model, but she's also not just a pretty face and nail polish. She is confident and brave; she lives life on her own terms, and her four daughters simply adore her. These girls have been raised outside the traditional boundaries. They know how to take the back exit. They know how to dodge crazed lovers in highway car chases. They do not, however, know how to function without one another. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Then suddenly they must. A late-night phone call unexpectedly shreds the family apart, catapulting the girls across the country to live with their respective fathers. But these strong-willed sisters are, like their mother, determined to live life on their own terms, and what they do to pull their family back together is nothing short of beautiful. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; At turns wickedly funny and insistently thought-provoking, andlt;iandgt;Outside Beautyandlt;/iandgt; showcases Cynthia Kadohata's unerring ability to explore the bonds that bind.

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Shelby and her sisters are separated when each girl is sent to live with her respective father while their mother undergoes surgery. After learning the youngest is so devastated she withdraws, Shelby realizes something must be done to reclaim her family.

Synopsis:

"My mother had four daughters by four different men."

There's only one way Shelby and her sisters can describe their mother: She's a sexpot. Helen Kimura collects men (and loans, spending money, and gifts of all kinds) from all over the country. Sure, she's not your typical role model, but she's also not just a pretty face and nail polish. She is confident and brave; she lives life on her own terms, and her four daughters simply adore her. These girls have been raised outside the traditional boundaries. They know how to take the back exit. They know how to dodge crazed lovers in highway car chases. They do not, however, know how to function without one another.

Then suddenly they must. A late-night phone call unexpectedly shreds the family apart, catapulting the girls across the country to live with their respective fathers. But these strong-willed sisters are, like their mother, determined to live life on their own terms, and what they do to pull their family back together is nothing short of beautiful.

At turns wickedly funny and insistently thought-provoking, Outside Beauty showcases Cynthia Kadohata's unerring ability to explore the bonds that bind.

About the Author

Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medaland#8211;winning book andlt;Iandgt;Kira-Kira, andlt;/Iandgt;the National Book Award winner andlt;Iandgt;The Thing About Luckandlt;/Iandgt;, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winner andlt;iandgt;Weedflowerandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Cracker!, Outside Beautyandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;A Million Shades of Grayandlt;/iandgt;, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including andlt;iandgt;The Floating Worldandlt;/iandgt;. She lives with her son and dog in West Covina, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416998181
Author:
Kadohata, Cynthia
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Family - Alternative Family
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr (spl fx: spot UV)
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 7.7 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 288 pages Atheneum Books - English 9781416998181 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Shelby and her sisters are separated when each girl is sent to live with her respective father while their mother undergoes surgery. After learning the youngest is so devastated she withdraws, Shelby realizes something must be done to reclaim her family.
"Synopsis" by , "My mother had four daughters by four different men."

There's only one way Shelby and her sisters can describe their mother: She's a sexpot. Helen Kimura collects men (and loans, spending money, and gifts of all kinds) from all over the country. Sure, she's not your typical role model, but she's also not just a pretty face and nail polish. She is confident and brave; she lives life on her own terms, and her four daughters simply adore her. These girls have been raised outside the traditional boundaries. They know how to take the back exit. They know how to dodge crazed lovers in highway car chases. They do not, however, know how to function without one another.

Then suddenly they must. A late-night phone call unexpectedly shreds the family apart, catapulting the girls across the country to live with their respective fathers. But these strong-willed sisters are, like their mother, determined to live life on their own terms, and what they do to pull their family back together is nothing short of beautiful.

At turns wickedly funny and insistently thought-provoking, Outside Beauty showcases Cynthia Kadohata's unerring ability to explore the bonds that bind.

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