The Double Life of Zoe Flynn
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The Double Life of Zoe Flynn

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Zoe Flynn has a secret.

She used to live in California, in a big old house -- the best house in the world really -- at 18 Hawk Road. It rambled and creaked and was full of good hiding places. She used to have a best friend named Kellen who lived right down the road, and a dog named Merlin who loved to play with her. But now she lives in a little town in Oregon, and everyth...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2004)
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Haryadi 'Fathin | Omnduut' Yansyah
Coba bayangkan jika suatu hari kita harus meninggalkan rumah yang sudah kita tempati sejak lama, rumah yang penuh kenangan, rumah yang penuh kehangatan. Tentu sedih, bukan? Inilah yang dialami Zoe Flynn yang harus meninggalkan rumah, dimana semua hal-hal menyenangkan ada di sana (termasuk Merlin anjing kesayangannya). Itu semua dikarenakan usaha toko buku Ayahnya bangkrut.

Bersama Ayah, Ibu dan adik yang sekaligus teman bertengkar -Juke, Zoe melakukan perjalanan dari kota Tillerman, California ke...more
Zoe Flynn was a girl who had to leave a place that she had been for her entire life. Her parents gave up everything that they owned to live in a van. Zoe thinks of ways to leave her new life and go back to her old. Then one day she thinks of this awesome idea to spend all of her work money and travel a day or so back to her home. When she gets there everything has changed. Her best friend finds a new friend that she promised she wouldn't make friends with. Zoe decides to hide in their backyard s...more
Excellent book for middle school tweens. Especially given this rough economic time.I think there are a lot of kids who can relate to Zoe's story.

The summer before Zoe starts 6th grade she finds out that her family has to leave the house she grew up in. Zoe's parents have been looking for work for sometime with no luck. The rental home they have been living in has been sold and they don't have money for another. Zoe, her younger brother and her parents end up living out of a van while the travel...more
Raffa yusniah
because I was very young when I first saw you ... 06/06/2007 right! i finished read this book at senior high school, i know this book from Mr.simple :) This book made ​​me dream of such zoe, not with family but with Mr.simple .. dreams that disturb me a whole week until I returned the book to him, "u like?" I just nodded, and ran after say thank you. I throw all my dreams and I never want to deal with he ​​again, I feel so stupid at the time, always been met with the wrong people all of it becau...more
Nicely done realistic fiction/issue novel. The Double Life of Zoe Flynn touches on the problems and feelings of homelessness in a manner appropriate for the targeted audience of middle-grade readers. Perhaps because it is set in a small-town, the book succeeds in focusing on the uncertainty of being homeless without having to simultaneously address the horrors of drugs, gangs and violence that typically would be present in an urban setting. Zoe's Dad is not a bad person, he's just down on his lu...more
Because her father has lost his job and the landlord is selling their house, 6th grader Zoe and her family must move from California to Oregon. Along the way and when they first arrive in Scout River, Zoe and her family must live in their van. Fear of her classmates finding out her living situation nearly causes Zoe to lose her chance at friendship. She finds it hard to accept her new life and really misses her old house, friends and town.
A believable story about a young girl whose world is turn...more
Caroline (Cary)
11-year-old Zoe Flynn's family loses their home and goes on the road, living out of their van, in search of a new one. Zoe's father has trouble finding a new job, and the family struggles to make their way out of homelessness. Zoe struggles with moving, finding new friends, and having to keep her family's circumstances a secret. The family's problems are well-addressed in the book, both from the children's perspective and from the adults'. The story is chronological and the plot progressive, wit...more
Indah W
Terkadang.. hidup itu berjalan ga sesuai dengan yang kita inginkan.. di kala angin perubahan menerpa kehidupan kita, bagaimana respon kita dalam menyikapinya?

Mari bertemu dengan Zoe yang merasa kehidupannya yang nyaman dijungkirbalikkan di kala orangtuanya memutuskan untuk pindah dari kota tempat mereka tinggal selama ini. Tak hanya harus meninggalkan sahabat, teman2 sekolah dan segala kenyamanan, Zoe menjalani kehidupan baru dengan tinggal dalam mobil van!!

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This book will come dangerously close to (quietly) breaking your heart. But in a good way. After Zoe's dad loses his job, the family moves north to Oregon but ends up living in their van until mom and dad can save up enough money for first and last month's rent. She misses her old house like crazy and is too embarrassed to tell her new friend the real reason she can't invite her over. Great writing. Really liked it.
An amusing little book about a 14 year old girl who has just moved in a new town. Ahe struggles to fit in, and ends up learnning an awful lot about herself, friendships, and her family, or simply families in general, along the way.
Oct 17, 2007 Taylor rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girls
Zoe's father loses his job and they are really struggling. They lose their house and have to live in a van in a new town. Zoe trys to hide it but because of that she is having a hard time fitting in and making friends.
A good read for kids who think they have it rough. Tells of a family struggling with unemployment and forced to leave their home in search of employment. A down to Earth read for the brats among us...
Kimberlayy º
Sep 25, 2008 Kimberlayy º rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
Shelves: favorite, re-read
This is one of my favorite books of all time. It is so realistic and down to earth. It's about this girl named Zoe and she moves and becomes homeless. Janet Lee Carey is my favorite author!!
This book is really good so far. I'm about half way through. I f you going to read it the begging is kinda boring.
Susan Dermond
good young adult book. shows homelessness without despair. a very sympathetic protagonist and a loving family.
Titik Musyarofah
di mana pun rumah, dan apapun bentuknya, tetap yang terindah, selama itu berisi "keluarga".... dan sahabat
Setelah menutup buku ini, air mataku ga mau berhenti. Sungguh bersyukur dg apa yg kupunya.
I think I read this book a loong time ago. I think it is because of the doorknob...
I don't really remember much about this book. I read it about two years ago.
Very timely in this economy: a young girl and her family become homeless.
Ardani Subagio
New lessons from a simple story.

Temukan pintunya.
So is book was good and sdoemof the parts i didint like
Yudith Fabiola
baca terjemahannya yang berjudul Gadis Mobil Van.
lingga ambarita
How lucky i am to find you Zoe...
Partridge Public
Sep 13, 2007 Partridge Public added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: JF Car
Shelves: juniorfiction
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