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Thirteen Never Changes (Lorinda Dauphinee)

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When Lorinda inherits her grandmother's diaries, she discovers that she is not entirely alone in the ways she sometimes feels, and that she finally has a chance to spend time with the grandmother she never knew.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 1st 1991 by Scholastic (first published 1989)
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Sadhana C
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it


This was one of my favourite books as a kid and I can still read some parts of it every now and then. It traces the stories of two young Canadians, two generations apart, but bound by blood and the common thread of adolescence. When Laura's grandmother passes away, she receives her all her journals from age 12 to 35. Laura begins with her journal recording the events of when her grandmother was 13. The author takes us back and forth between what happens in her grandmother's life and her own, an
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Nikki
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those interested in Canadian history, WWII, British Guest Children, and the East Coast
This is a great historical fiction about a thirteen year old girl getting to know her recently deceased grandmother through her old diaries from WWII in Halifax. Very Canadian and full of heart, while still delivering accurate historical information, as the author herself lived through WWII in Halifax and used her first hand experiences to inform the story.

Well-written for any age, but definitely recommend it to young readers and especially preteen girls.
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Budge was educated in Halifax schools and at Dalhousie University (degree in Philosophy and Psychology, Diploma in Education, Physical Education teaching certificate). She did two years of graduate work in English at the University of Toronto, and worked at the Institute of Child Study (U. of T.) for four years--filing, illustrating, editing, writing. She illustrated three books for the University ...more
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