Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Curious Tale of the In-Between, by Lauren DeStefano

Summary: Bright, imaginative, eleven-year-old Pram lives with two aunts who run a retirement home, hiding the fact that she can talk with ghosts–but not the spirit of her mother–and after befriending Clarence, who also lost his mother, she decides to find her father in hopes he can answer her questions.


Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Summer of the Gypsy Moths, by Sara Pennypacker

Summary:  Stella loves living with Great-aunt Louise in her big old house near the water on Cape Cod for many reasons, so while Mom “finds herself,” Stella fantasizes that someday she’ll come back to the Cape and settle down. Angel, the foster kid Louise has taken in, is tough and prickly, and the girls hardly speak to each other. But over the course of the summer they discover the one thing they do have in common: dreams of finally belonging to a real family.


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