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Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton

jane-in-bloomreadSummary: Devastated when her beautiful, older sister dies from anorexia, twelve-year-old Jane recovers slowly from the tragedy, with help from unexpected sources.



9 thoughts on “Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton

  1. I absolutely loved this story! Incase you weren’t at one of our Newbery meetings and want this story summed up into one sentence, with help from a few fellow Mock Newbery friends, here it is. A refreshingly honest take on a girl dealing with the death of her older sister because of anorexia. That is not word-for-word, but it’s pretty close. Trust me.

  2. Beautiful! The emotions in the book weren’t obscured by flowery writing, But the protagonists’ emotions were expressed as clearly as they could have been. This is definately one of my favorites this year.

  3. The characters were easy to relate to and actually acted like real people. They acted their age, y’know? And they developed, which was nice to have.

  4. It was extremely realistic. I truly believed that this could have happened if someone like Jane was put in this situation.

  5. I am honored to read your comments about Jane in Bloom. It means so much to me to know that readers connected with Jane and her story–I really appreciate hearing what you all think.

    Thanks again!

  6. I just wanted to say that this book has truly touched my heart! I want to give a full out praise to Deborah Lytton for creating this touching story. I can’t say how much I enjoyed this book. It made me smile, it made my heart sink and rise and overall I am truly inspired. I have a older sister and to be connected to her through this book has really made me realize how lucky I am about some things. The plot flowed wonderfully and everything tied in together. It didn’t go into unnecessary details that made you want to stop reading instead it showed this through strong and powerful words. Deborah, I would love to meet the author of this awe- inspiring story. Thank you for writing this amazing book.

  7. This book is awesome. It is heartbreakingly realistic but a bit funny at the same time. It has my vote for honor.

    Hasn’t anyone noticed that the comma behind “beautiful” is unnecessary???

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