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Worlds Apart

3.42  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
It's 1959 and Winnie's family is moving to rural Minnesota. Are there even phones there? How will she keep up with her group of best friends, the Starlings? Besides, something isn't right. Her parents are keeping secrets, and Winnie is under strict orders to "keep family matters private." In Minnesota, Winnie finds out that her father's new job requires her family to live ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Front Street, Incorporated (first published October 30th 2005)
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Aug 05, 2008 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it it was amazing
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This is Johnson's second book for young readers, and much better than her first book, Soul Moon Soup. Thirteen-year-old Winona and her parents have trouble adjusting to a move from Chicago, where Winnie is a member of a school clique called the Starlings, to a remote small town in Minnesota, where they live in a house on the grounds of a mental institution. What I liked best about this book, which I read all in one sitting, was the way Winnie grew as a character through her interactions with the ...more
May 21, 2012 Erika rated it liked it
Worlds Apart by Lindsay Lee Johnson is about a young girl named Winnie who has lived her whole life in Chicago and has lived and had a life there. Until one day she has to move to Minnesota for her dads job that requires them to move. She doesn't know why but her parents have asked her to pack and move right away. Her life in Minnesota is not the same as it was in Chicago. She and her mom have trouble adjusting to Minnesota, everything is different. Winnie doesn't feel the same no more. How can ...more
Harini Jayaweera
This story is about a girl named Winne. She is an ordinary teenager in Chicago, but one day his world changed completely.
She had to move to Minnesota.
She has to live there due to her father's work.
Her parents are keeping a secret from her and telling her to keep her "family has a secret"
His father made many crimes that Winnie did not know about until later in the book.
Jen Traub
Jun 06, 2015 Jen Traub rated it liked it
Interesting coming of age story about a girl, Winnie, who is forced to move to a mental institution where her father is a doctor. She feels bound by the secrets her family keeps. Interesting themes of racism (an Indian reservation plays a part) and mental health, but definitely for older readers as it deals with abortion and other heavy topics.
Stephanie A.
Jul 19, 2012 Stephanie A. rated it it was ok
Too many (largely annoying) issues in a book too young and superficial to handle them. Bump your research up an audience.
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