Bound To Stay Bound

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 Let me fix that for you
 Author: Erlbaum, Janice

 Publisher:  Farrar Straus Giroux (2019)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 285 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 300449 ISBN: 9780374308100
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Problem solving -- Fiction
 Middle schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Sisters -- Fiction
 Family problems -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Twelve-year-old Glad is a problem-solver at home and school, but knowing everyone's secrets means she has few friends and trying her best may not bring her mother home.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 503270
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 77449

   Kirkus Reviews (05/15/19)
   Booklist (07/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 07/01/2019 Twelve-year-old Glad, who lives with her father and two sisters, has a drive to fix problems. It hasn’t won her any friends so far, but her classmates sometimes sidle up to her at lunchtime to ask for help with a variety of issues. Unfortunately, the assistant principal has warned Glad to stop meddling. She tries, but it’s not so easy to refuse kids in distress. At home, she focuses on improving her dad in hopes of reuniting her parents. It’s been 18 months since Mom left “to get her head together.” The family’s central problem is not Glad’s to solve, but she feels compelled to try. Moving at a good pace, the story’s appealing first-person narrative becomes more involving as Glad’s personal problems mount. With confrontations at school and disputes at home, a rising tide of uncertainty threatens to engulf her, but the story’s climax brings relief and newfound clarity. Glad and her sisters are well-defined characters whose very different points of view bring tension and balance to this engaging chapter book. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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