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Water Balloon by Audrey Vernick
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Feb 24, 12

bookshelves: 2012, middle-grade, mg-contemporary

Marley's summer isn't looking too good. Stuck with her dad while her mom goes on a road trip, Marley finds herself with no computer, absentee best friends, and a babysitting job she didn't know about and definitely doesn't want. The one bright spot in her summer is Jack, the boy next door.

What I thought: This is such an accurate portrayal of (young) teen life. The things Marley is going through (losing her childhood best friends and dealing with her parent's separation and possible divorce) are circumstances I think many readers will relate to, Marley's growth as a character was great. She goes from depending on and defining herself by her friend to standing on her own two feet.

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