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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Two girls look the same, from different time periods, communicate (possibly visit) through a mirror. Middle grade fiction. [s]

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message 1: by Lily (last edited Jun 25, 2014 09:56AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lily (booklily) Fairly certain it was middle grade fiction. There are two girls, and they look the same. They are from from different time periods (99% sure on that) and communicate/possibly visit through a mirror.

I feel like the book cover has some pink on it, as well as a mirror.
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message 2: by Tab (new)

Tab (tabbrown) | 4089 comments How many years ago did you read this?

message 3: by bookel (new)

bookel | 2087 comments What year did you read it? 1990? 1980? Early 1990s? 2005?

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bookel | 2087 comments https://www.librarything.com/work/104...
Stranger in the mirror by Lynn Beach doesn't seem to match plot ending? (Haven't read yet) but does have pink and mirror on cover.

message 7: by Holly (last edited Apr 11, 2015 03:23PM) (new)

Holly (HollyLovesBooks) | 762 comments Kris wrote: "Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer?"

I've read Charlotte Sometimes recently and the girl from the past doesn't come live (permanently) in the future.

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Josie (maid_marian) | 101 comments First bit sounds like Mirror Mirror, but in the end a boy comes through from the past to live in the present...

message 9: by bookel (new)

bookel | 2087 comments Nor the sequel Mirror mirror II by Elizabeth Dewar.

When was the book read, Avon?

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Zainab | 5 comments This sounds a lot like Glint by Ann Coburn, except the girls never communicate
However it is a very good book with a similar plot

message 11: by Lena (new)

Lena | 12 comments It might be Beswitched by Kate Saunders.

message 12: by bookel (new)

bookel | 2087 comments I haven't read the book so don't know if it fits.
Magic Elizabeth by Norma Kassirer

message 13: by Elizabeth (last edited Jun 27, 2014 06:59PM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeths01) | 98 comments Dark Mirror (Dark Mirror, #1) by M.J. Putney? Read it a few years back but sounds similar

message 14: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeths01) | 98 comments Wait just realized it's too new :/

message 15: by bookel (last edited Jun 27, 2014 07:01PM) (new)

message 16: by Susan (new)

Susan Jane | 8 comments It sounds to me like this could be 'Come Back Lucy' by Pamela Sykes? It was written in 1973 and sold in the U.S. as 'Mirror of Danger'. Mirror of Danger by Pamela Sykes

message 17: by Lily (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lily (booklily) I am pretty certain it's The Magic Half! Thanks so much guys!

message 18: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (Iftcan) | 6996 comments Mod
Avon, do you want to wait until you get a copy to confirm that this IS your book? Or are you sure enough that you want to go ahead and have this moved to Solved?

message 19: by bookel (new)

bookel | 2087 comments Detailed review here.

message 20: by Eavan (new)

Eavan bookel wrote: "I haven't read the book so don't know if it fits.
Magic Elizabeth by Norma Kassirer

Thanks for posting this; on reading the original post Magic Elizabeth was the first book that came into mind but I found I couldn't remember the title. Now I know. :-)

message 21: by Mary (new) - rated it 4 stars

Mary (marydia) | 5 comments I think this is The Magic Half by Annie Barrows.

message 22: by Michele (new)

Michele | 1893 comments The Magic Half for the click.

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