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It's the middle of summer in Mirabeau, Texas, but already Garnet Hubbard looks forward to fall — to entering seventh grade and becoming a teenager at last. With Opal, her beautiful and popular fourteen-year-old sister, as her guide, Garnet is sure to have a great year. But everything changes when their mother, Melanie, packs them up and heads for Nashville, determined to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a country singer. Almost before they know it, Melanie drops the girls at her sister's house in Oklahoma, assuring them she'll be back just as soon as she's settled in Tennessee. But when a few days turn into a few weeks and beyond, with no Melanie in sight, the girls begin to realize what has happened. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; While Opal soon becomes one of the most popular girls in school, her younger sister struggles. For Garnet, getting used to her new life means trying to figure out how to have pride in herself when it seems she has little to offer the world and the odds are stacked against her. With only each other to lean on, Melanie's "precious gems" must learn to live with the hand they've been dealt and to accept the changing face of their family. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Set in the early 1960s and beautifully told by D. Anne Love, andlt;iandgt;Semipreciousandlt;/iandgt; is a powerful, poignant, and often funny coming-of-age novel that will stay with readers long after the turn of the final page.

Synopsis:

When their mother leaves to become a country music star in Nashville in the early 1960s, 12-year-old Garnet and her older sister, Opal, come to discover what it takes for a family to give up one dream to make room for another, in this funny, poignant, and memorable novel.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;D. Anne Loveandlt;/bandgt;andnbsp;is the author of several award-winning novels for young readers, including andlt;i andgt;Defying the Divaandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;i andgt; Picture Perfectandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Semiprecious, andlt;/Iandgt;and andlt;i andgt;The Puppeteerand#8217;s Apprenticeandlt;/iandgt;. Ms. Love lives in Texas hill country with her husband, Ron, and Major and Jake, their book-loving golden retrievers. You can visit her online at dannelove.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689873898
Author:
Love, D Anne
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Author:
Love, D. Anne
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Historical - Other
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 7.14 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , When their mother leaves to become a country music star in Nashville in the early 1960s, 12-year-old Garnet and her older sister, Opal, come to discover what it takes for a family to give up one dream to make room for another, in this funny, poignant, and memorable novel.
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