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Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord
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Dec 29, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s-literature, realistic-fiction
Read in January, 2012

Good story about the feelings of a foster child and and the family that agrees to foster him. The family needs a child to keep the school on their island home in Maine open but they don't count on Aaron whose life is a series of huge disappointments. He doesn't care for the close life of the island people and just wishes his mom would swoop in and rescue him. Meanwhile his new family struggles to make him feel welcome and part of the family without seeming to nosy. The story is a balancing act. I would imagine many students are facing the same situations and can identify with either Aaron or Tess. I really enjoyed the references to other books with foster/orphan children like Anne of Green Gables and The Great Gilly Hopkins.

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