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Wings of a Bee
by Julie Roorda
Bronwyn Degroot doesn't have many friends, and her quirkiness and strange sense of humor tend to put them off. When her imagined experiments with supernatural poltergeists and otherworld aliens spill over into real life, she scares off the one friend she has in the neighborhood. The only person who really seems to -get her- is her sister Carey. And Bronwyn has an uncanny k ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Sumach Press
(first published October 19th 2007)
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Bronwyn DeGroot doesn't have many friends, and her quirkiness and strange sense of humour tend to put them off. When her imaginary experiments with supernatural aliens spill over into real life, she scares off the one friend she has in the neighbourhood. The only person who really seems to "get her" is her sister Carey. And Bronwyn has an uncanny knack for understanding Carey, who has cerebral palsy. when Carey gets her hands on a spelling board she demonstrates that, amazingly, she knows how to ...more
just finished--had never heard of Julie Roorda--pretty good YA novel, very believable & likeable child narrator, loved that it was set in a place really familiar (I attended Gr. 11 & 12 at TDCH in Woodbridge, and remember trips during spares down Woodbridge Ave. and hanging out at the monument), and the main characters are Dutch CRC folk! that's my background!
Dec 23, 2008 Elisabeth rated it liked it
Very well written, but this seems much more like an adult's retrospective perpective than a kid's--and not just because it takes place in an era of Commodore 64 computers and Brownie Super8 movie cameras.