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A Million Miles from Boston by Karen Day
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May 11, 2011

really liked it
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Read from May 11 to 12, 2011

This is a great summer story that deals with how you handle change - change in your family, change in the places you know and love, and change in yourself. One of my favorite things about the story was how Lucy takes on real responsibility by organizing a summer camp for the kids at the Point. Her frustrations and successes are very believable, and it's great to kids choosing responsibility and dealing with the consequences in a real way. When the kids aren't enjoying the camp, she has to come to the realization that she can't make them be happy - she can only do her best. I've never been to Maine, but along with The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, this will make you want to spend a summer there. Recommended, especially to girls who like realistic stories or enjoy babysitting.

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