Set in the breathtaking landscape of Lugano, Switzerland, Bloomability is Sharon Creech at her very best.When 13-year-old Dinnie Doone is plucked out of her troubled life by her aunt and uncle and whisked away to an international school in Switzerland, her world is turned upside down. Suddenly surrounded by different cultures, languages, and beliefs, Dinnie struggles to ho...more
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I first read this book in seventh grade on a whim. I had to read Walk Two Moons in another class the previous year, so I recognized the author's name and decided to give it a chance. To this day, I am glad that I did.
This is the book that inspired me to want to go to Italy, travel in general, and learn Italian, as well as many other language ...more
For Dinnie that changes when Uncle Max and Aunt Sandy, who Dinnie barely knows, whisks her away to boarding school in Switzerland. Uncle Max has just tak ...more
In something of a last-ditch attempt to keep Dinnie out of it all, her family sends her off to Switzerland with her aunt and uncle, the latter of whom has taken a job as headmaster ...more
If you ever loved the Chalet School books, then you have to read this novel, set in a (contemporary) boarding school in Switzerland. If you've never even heard of the Chalet School books (or didn't like them), you STILL ought to try this out! Because it's such a fabulous book about a girl coming of age - and *in ...more
I don't recall much about the actual plot now, other than what's said in the summary, but I do remember being absolutely overjoyed with the atmosphere of the story and just understanding so much of ...more
Bloomability is about a girl who moves in with her aunt and uncle because, her parents travel year after year which means school after. Her uncle is the head master of the school she goes to in Italy. She goes through all kinds o stuff such as remembering her parents who she left. Facing fears after fears.
This book is jour ...more
Unlike in her other books (Replay and The Wanderer, at least), the characters remain shrouded in mystery even as Dinnie makes new ...more
Dinnie Doone is an awkward kid from a loving but haphazard family. Wanting the best for their daughter, Dinnie's parents send her to a boarding school in Switzerland where her uncle is headmaster and her aunt teaches. Throughout the book, she suffers feelings of abandonment, but nevertheless comes to enjoy her time at s ...more
If I could give this zero stars, I would. The main character, who unfortunately is also our narrator, is the most intolerable brat, I have ever encountered; fictional or otherwise. Everything she experiences must focus back to her. One of her few friends gets caught i ...more
For a fictional view of what it was like growing up in my family, see Absolutely Normal Chaos. (In that book, the brothers even have the same names as my own brothers.) Our house was not only full of ...more