Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Chamberlain, Adrian

 Publisher:  Orca
 Pub Year: 2013

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 114 p.,  18 cm.

 BTSB No: 204874 ISBN: 9781459801516
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Popularity -- Fiction
 Social networks -- Fiction
 Imaginary friends -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Fourteen-year-old Danny invents a fictitious friend in an effort to fit in at school.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 158373
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 2.60
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 60346

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Craft & Structure

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2013 Gr 6–9—Both hi/lo titles deal with loneliness and isolation in high school and move at a brisk pace, but Vanish is the more successful title. When Danny invents a new persona on the Facebook knockoff site FaceSpace in hopes of increasing his popularity, he has difficulty managing both profiles. With phrases like "hey pal" and "partying is excellent" spoken throughout, the dialogue is unrealistic. Although dishonest online behavior is an important teen issue, it is dealt with in a superficial way here. In Vanish, 14-year-old Simone has just moved to a new school and is having difficulty making friends when, because of a class assignment, she forms a special bond with kindergartener Lily. As they start spending time together, Simone learns more about Lily's suspicious home life and starts to mistrust her divorced, bickering parents. While readers should be able to guess the ending before it arrives, Spafford-Fitz successfully builds the mood as she gradually reveals more about Lily's family.—Carrie Shaurette, Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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