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Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
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Aug 03, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s-literature, middle-grade, realistic-fiction
Read in August, 2012

What a story! I guess it was kind of unbelievable but I was rooting for Stella and Angel to succeed after all the tragedy they had been through. I can't imagine two kids facing the problem they did and coming up with perhaps a questionable solution but it worked for them. Their entire summer becomes a series of lies which eventually unravel. Stella's voice is wise beyond her years - her Hints from Heloise were priceless. Angel is hardened and streetwise and patiently teaches Stella the art of lying convincingly.

Reminds me of: Almost Home by Joan Bauer; Also Known as Harper by Ann Haywood Leal; Waiting For Normal by Leslie Connor; One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt; and Kepler's Dream by Juliet Bell

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