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Departure Time by Truus Matti
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Feb 15, 12

I thought this was a great book. It's a middle-grade kids' book which initially was checked out for Leah. I began reading the first few chapters out loud to her. She went off to read more on her own, but I was so intrigued that I later finished the book myself. It was tranlated from the Dutch and won the Batchelder Award (which I believe is for best translated book). It's a little difficult at first as the story switches back and forth..between two stories that are seemingly unconnected. I can't really tell you what it's about, as that would basically be a spoiler. But I would actually encourage adults to read this. The only thing is, I'm not really sure 10-11-12 year old kids will really get it. Maybe I underestimate them. I'll have to wait until Leah finishes it and see what she thinks...

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