by Galen, November 11, 2008 12:37 PM
Karen Cushman, known for her Newbery Medal- and Honor-winning historical novels, proves herself in yet another time period with The Loud Silence of Francine Green. This novel, set in Hollywood in 1950, tells the story of Francine Green and her troublesome, rebellious friend Sophie. Francine likes to follow the rules, but with a friend like Sophie, that's getting harder and harder to do. Be on the lookout for Hollywood stars in this honest, intense story.