Bound To Stay Bound

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 How to make friends with the sea
 Author: Guerrero, Tanya

 Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 384 p.

 BTSB No: 406079 ISBN: 9780374311995
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Anxiety -- Fiction
 Self-acceptance -- Fiction
 Cleft lip -- Fiction
 People with disabilities -- Fiction
 Foster children -- Fiction
 Philippines -- Fiction

Price: $7.37

Summary:
Moving to the Philippines with his zoologist mother, twelve-year-old Pablo struggles with anxiety while his mother fosters an orphaned child with a facial anomaly.




Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/15/2020 Ever since his parents’ divorce, Pablo has accompanied his zoologist mother all over the world. While her work to save endangered wildlife is noble, it has prevented Pablo from truly finding a home. Their latest stop is the Philippines, where his mother finds a new, unexpected task—caring for a young girl found in a chicken coop with no family and an unknown past. The presence of this new member of the household forces Pablo to confront several truths about himself: his fractured relationship with his distant father; his feelings for his neighbor, Happy; his phobias about germs, dirt, and large bodies of water; and his connection to the orphan girl who desperately needs someone to trust. Guerrero’s heartfelt debut brings to life the colors, textures, and tastes of the Philippines, while also showing a boy’s struggles with crippling anxiety. The book evolves in light touches, focusing on Pablo’s emotional journey. Presented with care and compassion, Pablo’s quest to find courage when another’s welfare depends on it will touch and inspire readers. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

Booklist - 03/15/2020 Ever since his parents’ divorce, Pablo has accompanied his zoologist mother all over the world. While her work to save endangered wildlife is noble, it has prevented Pablo from truly finding a home. Their latest stop is the Philippines, where his mother finds a new, unexpected task—caring for a young girl found in a chicken coop with no family and an unknown past. The presence of this new member of the household forces Pablo to confront several truths about himself: his fractured relationship with his distant father; his feelings for his neighbor, Happy; his phobias about germs, dirt, and large bodies of water; and his connection to the orphan girl who desperately needs someone to trust. Guerrero’s heartfelt debut brings to life the colors, textures, and tastes of the Philippines, while also showing a boy’s struggles with crippling anxiety. The book evolves in light touches, focusing on Pablo’s emotional journey. Presented with care and compassion, Pablo’s quest to find courage when another’s welfare depends on it will touch and inspire readers. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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