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Love Me Tenderby Audrey Couloumbis
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Elvira’s family has never been the warm, fuzzy type. Most of the time, Elvira can’t stand the sight of her little sister, Kerrie. Elvira and her mother, Mel, fight more often than not. Mel hasn’t spoken to her own family in years. And when Mel announces she’s pregnant again, Elvira’s daddy storms off to Las Vegas to enter an Elvis impersonator competition. But when an urgent phone call sends Elivra, Mel, and Kerrie on an unexpected trip to visit Mel’s family, Elvira discovers that love doesn’t always look like it does in television commercials–it can be as simple as a bucket of blueberries, an attic full of memories, or a song. But it’s there all right. You just have to know how to look for it.
With her family in chaos over her mother's sudden pregnancy and her father's quick departure to go work in Las Vegas, Elvira learns an important lesson about family, love, respect, and understanding after meeting her mother's estranged family members who greet her with open arms and a tasty bucket of blueberries.
Thirteen-year-old Elvira worries about her future when, after a fight, her father heads to Las Vegas for an Elvis impersonator competition and her pregnant mother takes her and her younger sister to Memphis to visit a grandmother the girls have never met.
About the Author
Audrey Couloumbis is the author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor—winning Getting Near to Baby. She lives in upstate New York and Florida with her husband, Akilla, and their dog, Phoebe. They have two grown children.
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