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Thirteen-year-old Kelsey is the "lump in the middle" between her cool and competent older sister and her annoyingly cute little sister. She feels rejected by Dad and unfairly criticized by Mom. To make matters worse, Dad has lost his job, forcing the family to sell their home in Ohio and Kelsey to leave her friends. She's facing a summer of confinement with her family in a small Cape Cod cottage where it won't stop raining. Then along comes Gabe, the most attractive boy she's ever met--but he's fifteen, and to keep him from thinking she's too young for him, she lies about her age. The lie haunts Kelsey, but by the time it catches up with her, Gabe is preoccupied with a far more serious problem. Can Kelsey help him come to terms with it? And can she change her role in the family enough to survive this terrible summer of togetherness? This is a Junior Library Guild selection, chosen as outstanding book for older readers Group). RL 5.6
As Leanne adjusts to life in Arizona, she discovers that she enjoys helping children with special needs, develops a special relationship with a horse, and has her first romance with a boy.
Here is a moving intergenerational story, set in Arizona, about the friendship that develops between twelve-year-old Jan and Mattie, an elderly resident of a nearby assisted-living facility. Jan's beloved horse, Dove, needs surgery on one of his legs, but money's been extremely tight since Dad died, and Mom may not be able to afford the operation. The situation seems hopeless-until Mattie offers to help with a loan. But what will Mattie's daughter think of her generous offer to a girl she just met?
[from inside dust jacket flaps] "Thirteen-year-old Gilda seems to be the only one who wants to keep her family together. Her parents are divorcing, and her mother is too interested in her new career and her father too involved with his new girlfriend. As the oldest child, Gilda feels it's up to her to look out for her dreamy younger brother, Avery, and kitten-crazy little sister, Bliss. She does so even if it means giving up fun times with Dave and her other friends in eighth grade. Because of the impending divorce, neither Mom nor Dad is willing or able to arrange a traditional family Thanksgiving dinner. Gilda is terribly upset until she convinces her grandmother in New York City to make dinner for her, Avery, and Bliss. But are traditions really what Gilda and everyone else want and need on this Thanksgiving--or is there a stronger glue to hold a family together?" The pressures kids face at home and at school are shown realistically in this Book for middle grades in which a teenager learns she can't stop family traditions from changing when her parents' divorce is causing her mother, father, sister and brother to adapt by moving in new directions. Bookshare has more books by C. S. Adler in the collection including Willie, the Frog Prince, One Unhappy Horse and More Than a Horse, with The Lump in the Middle and others on the way.
[from inside dust jacket flaps] "Eleven-year-old Willie Feldman has a hard time pleasing his perfectionist father. When he doesn't forget his chores or bring home poor grades because he has difficulty concentrating, his irrepressible dog Booboo gets him into trouble. It doesn't help that Dad is between jobs, with plenty of time to keep an eye on Willie. Then a new girl, Maria, turns up in school. For the first time, Willie has an urge to concentrate, as he seeks ways to impress her. But when they do become friends Willie realizes that Maria has more serious problems than he does: her father constantly moves the family around, and her mother, with her migraine headaches, is in bed most of the time. Can Willie find a way to help Maria out? With genuine warmth and humor, C. S. Adler creates a touching story of a boy who, to his surprise, proves himself to be as much of a prince as the fairy-tale frog."
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