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Set in 2001, Ella Drake has just experienced two terrible losses: her father's death and her brother going overseas to fight the war against terroism. Just when things start to calm down in her life, her mother's job is outsourced to India.

Frightened, Ella tries to find security for herself and her mother. The search for security leads to a children's bookstore, a new fr
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ebook, 202 pages
Published July 4th 2012 by Smashwords
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Sandra
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Loved it. This book had a lot of typo's, it's unbelievable it got passed the editors. But my what a story. Its was refreshing to read. It was like taking a eek into a girls life, watching her hurt, laugh, struggle, and succeed. I loved it. ...more
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Aug 02, 2012 rated it liked it
It is hard to lose someone, either by leaving or by death. In Ella Bella, Ella loses her dad, to death, and her brother, leaving to the military. She is angry, sad, and scared and not even really aware that she is feeling all these things.

This book looks at loss and grief through the life of Ella and, to a smaller extent, her mother. I really enjoyed reading this book, although at times I felt it was probably most appropriate for middle school or middle grade students, except for a few adult t
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Jennifer Gibbons graduated from Mills College with a degree in English and a concentration in Young Adult Literature, and a Masters in Writing and Publishing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Central California and is at work on a collection of essays and a memoir.

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