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Around Again

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  84 ratings  ·  15 reviews
When Robyn Panek is summoned by her ailing uncle Pal to operate his pony ring for one final season on his Massachusetts farm, her years away form the vacation spot of her youth seem an unbridgeable gap. But she is pulled by forces stronger than memory to piece together the events of that last childhood summer -- when a dark mystery swirled about her friend Lucy Dragon. The ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 30th 2002 by Washington Square Press (first published June 26th 2001)
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Wendy Paige
Small story about Robyn, who loved her family's farm in Massachusetts, where once a "crazy" girl boarded and did something that changed Robyn's life forever.
Feb 18, 2010 Sue rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Susan, Kristen
Shelves: by-authors-i-met
Simply wonderful. It's made extra-special for me because the author is local to western MA, and sets this story in Ware, referencing a lot of actual places and lore. Also, because I'm half Polish, I appreciate the stories she writes that incoporate Polish-American life, which this one does especially well.
Leanne Sarubbi
I would have liked this book better if at times it hadn't felt like the author was writing for children. Some of the descriptions felt somewhat condescending. I think the author should expect more out of her readers. Overall, it was okay. An enjoyable, light read.
Aug 06, 2011 Margaret added it
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I loved this book! Robyn seemed like a real person and I loved her relationship with the ponies. And Pal & Victory reminded me of relatives of mine. The plot had some good twists & turns and I thought the ending was very touching.
Really 3.5 stars but an enjoyable read. Somewhat predictable but a meaningful story. Especially a fan of Shea's narrative and scene depiction.
This has to have the best ending I have ever read in a book! This is the first book I have read from this Polish author and will read more.
I like Shea. Her books never disappoint me. This is about second chances. We all know the story well, but Shea writes sweetly.
Tara Totoro Rugg
This was ok...but I didn't enjoy it as much as Becoming Finola. I had a hard time getting through it.
This was a good book. It took me a while to get into it, but after I did I couldn't stop.
Finished book. Not that great can hardly remember the details.
I liked this book, there were a few twists that kept it interesting.
Oct 01, 2007 Amanda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Another great one filled with scenes of beautiful New England.
Great story! Loved this book! Nice summer read.
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Suzanne Strempek Shea is the author of five novels: Selling the Lite of Heaven, Hoopi Shoopi Donna, Lily of the Valley, Around Again, and Becoming Finola, published by Washington Square Press. She has also written three memoirs, Songs From a Lead-lined Room: Notes - High and Low - From My Journey Through Breast Cancer and Radiation; Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama and Other Page-Turning Advent ...more
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