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Ellie and her mother lost everything in the hurricane: their home, their family business, and, tragically, Ellie's dad. They get a chance at a new life when Ellie's mom gets a job apprenticing as a farrier and managing a horse farm in Virginia. Ellie has a scholarship to Twin Creeks Preparatory School, where her snobby classmates aren't friendly at all--until a rumor ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Ellie
I'm just reading this because the main character has the first same name as me.

Okay, this book was fine, but nothing special. It was pretty cheesy (especially her name, Ellie EVER - the Ever is in her name because her dad wanted her to be the best Ellie she could EVER be. Yep.), but I can see giving it to a 3rd grader who just wants a book something kind of nice and sweet. Lots of details were not explored and loose ends were not tied up. Also, I thought this book would be about horses based on
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Mary
Nov 04, 2016 Mary rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Ellie survives a hurricane. She and her mother make a new start. Ellie is a scholarship student in a private school and she quickly becomes popular when the snobbish girls think she is a princess. Ellie is afraid they won't like her if she tells them of her homeless past. Read Ellie Ever to see how she resolves this dilemma.
Kim
Grades 3-5
This quick read is a charmer.
Ellie and her mom have lived in a shelter for several months, ever since a hurricane destroyed their old life. They are not homeless, but "tweenies," as her mom puts it-- between houses. Ellie's dad, who died in the hurricane trying to rescue others, was a farrier, and her mom hopes to follow in this career path. She gets the opportunity when she is offered a job caring for horses in Virginia horse country. Ellie is offered a full scholarship to the local
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Becky
Ellie Ever is a very cute story of a girl’s life after Hurricane Katrina. Ellie and her mother are “in between” houses, living in a shelter A.H. (after the hurricane). Due to a Christmas letter, Ellie and her mom move to horse country in Virginia. Her mom is given a job and Ellie earns a scholarship to an exclusive private school. Because Ellie gets off the bus in front of a huge mansion, a rumor is started that Ellie is actually a princess. Ellie’s life at school improves. Will Ellie have the ...more
Luanne Hatcher
Apr 07, 2011 Luanne Hatcher rated it it was amazing
I was a big fan of Nancy Ruth Patterson's "The WInner's Walk." Well, I think she's done it again. Ellie is such a likable girl. She and her mom move to Virginia after losing everything, including her dad and dog, during the hurricane Katrina. A farm that rescues horses hires her mom. ELlie attends a private school on a full scholarship. Her classmates think she is a princess and that she lives in the large house, but she lives in a small cottage on the farm. Ellie decides it's best to be honest ...more
Lauren
Mar 15, 2011 Lauren rated it really liked it
A charming story about a girl finding herself after losing everything in a hurricane. Appropriate independent read for 4-6th graders or as a family read aloud. Great for animal lovers and girls dealing with snobby girls. Ellie (main character) is also dealing with the death of her father who died trying to save people from the hurricane.
Tracy Hubbard
Dec 28, 2010 Tracy Hubbard rated it really liked it

Ellie has had her share of problems-a hurricane ruining her home and killing her father, but because she is smart and does her best 'ever' things work out.

Cute story, it does not dwell on the bad, which makes it almost a little out of sync with reality, but good beginning chapter book.
Georgene
Sep 23, 2012 Georgene rated it really liked it
This is a good choice for Grades 3-5. It is easy to read and the story is engaging with a different plot.
Julia Gay
Jul 29, 2012 Julia Gay rated it it was amazing
Great story of young girl surviving the loss of home, father and way of life in a hurricane. With her Mom, she moves to new home and school and makes new friends, both 2 legged and 4 legged!
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Always a horse fan! Sweet story about finding your place in the world after a devastating loss.
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