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Somebody by Nancy Springer
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Jun 16, 2010

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bookshelves: young-adult
Read from June 16 to 17, 2010

The teen protagonist is a girl whose family has changed names and locations repeatedly for almost as long as she can remember. Her dad and brother seem comfortable with it all, but Sherica (her "real" name) begins to wonder if her father is being truthful about everything.

This is a brief story, a quick read because of its brevity but also because the reader is sucked in immediately. I read it in an afternoon. Teens should really enjoy this book. I really liked the relationship between Sherica and the boy from the library.

My only complaints are that it's almost too simple and one picky point -- Sherica constantly talks about how she uses food as comfort and complains about her weight. The girl on the cover is clearly not "fat", as Sherica describes herself. both petty complaints, but enough to bring down my rating.

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