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Between Balloons is the story of Joey Abbott a young girl in the fictional town of Bayberry, Texas. Joey's life is nearly perfect, until her mother dies unexpectedly. Joey and her mother were uncommonly close, and she is left behind to pick up the pieces. She is left with a father that she barely knows. She tries to heal with the help of the new boy in town, who is dealing ...more
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Published August 4th 2011 by Kimberly Russell
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Duda Rocha
So I started reading this book earlier today, and I just couldn't put it down.
It was so gracefull, yes the story is sad, but at the same time isn't just about loss, is about learning to live with that loss, and and trying to deal with it.

I really liked how the characters dealed with the grieving and how they rely on each other to find happiness again.

It was a quick but enjoyable read, totally worth reading on a lazy afternoon.
Amanda
Jan 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Multi faceted : a romance, family relationships and dealing with a significant loss. All realistically dealt with by relatable characters. I found myself remembering how teenagers act in high school How you relate to the world at that age and learning some important life lessons. Life can really suck sometimes but you will eventually get through it and be stronger for the experience.

I love realistic fiction and this is a very fine example. The story flowed well (with a few typographica
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Lisa
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The process in which one goes through when faced with death and grief can't be explained through words. It's only truly understood, once it happens to you. The emotional pain and shock can change you're entire existence of what you once knew. This book nailed it. Quite often I read events that I personally went through when losing my own mother. Conversations from people that don't understand the magnitude of loss, but want to be supportive. Kimberly Russell has written a novel that touched my i ...more
Christina Ulibarri
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I was very privilege to read this book months ago. I immediately fell in love with the bond that Joey and her mother share. You are captivated by the relationships with in the story. I couldn’t put the book down. A great read for all ages. Kimberly Russell is a young author that I can’t wait to read more from! A++
Jaclyn
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book, I thought it was great! I can relate with the story and I loved the characters.
Jennifer
Jul 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Truly Enjoyed.
Amy
Sep 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Sweet first novel by Kimberly Russell about a girl who tragically lost her mother and is left to navigate her grief alone.
Kelly
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was a cheapy from Nook, but I enjoyed it. Sad story really, but it did remind me that sometimes people are thrown in your life due to circumstances, and that can be a wonderful thing.
Kate
Jan 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I usually rate literature based on content more than nit-picking errors. That being said, this author needs a new editor. This books came off as if a middle schooler had written it. There were so many grammatical and spelling errors and such redundancies and a total lack of voice within this narrative. It made for a very dull read. A robot could have written this. The author had no sense of speech patterns whatsoever. I was honestly really disappointed.
Kimberly Russell
Aug 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Cathy
Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was a great read and I loved the story. However, there were a lot of grammatical errors, but overall a great read.
Julie S.
Jul 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
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This is a sweet and touching story about a teenage girl who loses her mother and everything she goes through. I'm not much of a book crier but my eyes were definitely not dry.
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“I am breathless, hopeless, and consumed. I now know that I am between balloons.” 6 likes
“He leans against me and gives a gentle push. I resist curving my neck into that place on his shoulder.” 5 likes
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