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Fade Far Away

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Fifteen-year-old Sienna Scully is locked in a lonely world of her own. In awe of her father, an unapproachable genius whose towering bronze sculptures have brought him international fame, and distant from her mother, who manages her husband's career, Sienna spends her days sketching in the woods, avoiding her parents' glamorous life. Then Hugh Scully is diagnosed with a se ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by HarperTempest (first published January 1st 1998)
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Marlie Salem
Fade Far Away: Francess Lantz an Award Winning Author
By: Marlie Salem
Being a teenager is or was probably the most confusing and difficult time of life for many . It is the start of a new transition- way of life, and is the end of what once was. While being young everything seems like a blur and is based on the one aspect of ‘fun’. We never thought of consequences for our actions or how they could later affect us. We also thought nothing could ever have a negative effect on us. When you go in
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Jun 05, 2015 Shay rated it really liked it
Not a very long book but it was a good read. I found it. Read it back in 2001. I have to read it again I think I will have a different perspective on it now that I'm a parent.
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May 19, 2012 Celeste rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-ya, own
I remember loving this book when I was younger, and I thought I might be disappointed reading it 6 years later. Nope. This book is beautifully written, and delicately addresses so many issues overlooked in your run-of-the-mill YA novel, including disease, the making of art, and overly intellectual neglectful parents. I won't give anything away, but the characters and images in this book last long after the novel is shut.
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May 26, 2015 E.M. rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
A gripping story that will leave a lump in your soul; Fade Far Away is a gentle reminder to embrace the love in our lives and the love of life.
Ruth Gonzalez
Aug 23, 2007 Ruth Gonzalez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes
Lovely coming of age story. Took me the whole night to finish this book!
Ruth
Jul 01, 2012 Ruth rated it really liked it
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Emotionally poignant portrait of father-daughter bonding.
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Francess Lin Lantz (b. August 27, 1952, Trenton, New Jersey — d. November 22, 2004, Santa Barbara, California) was an American children's librarian turned fiction writer, whose fan base was mostly preteen and teenaged girls.

For more than two decades, Lantz wrote more than 30 books, including several juvenile bestsellers. She won the American Library Association's Best Book for Young Adults award
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