Bound To Stay Bound

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 Einsteins of Vista Point
 Author: Guterson, Ben

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2022)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 256 p., ill., map, 20 cm

 BTSB No: 408442 ISBN: 9780316317436
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Siblings -- Fiction
 Grief -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction
 Spirits -- Fiction
 Jews -- Fiction

Price: $21.88

Eager for a fresh start, the grieving Einstein family moves to the remote town of Vista Point to renovate an old house and turn it into a bed-and-breakfast.

 Illustrator: Petur Antonsson
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.70
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 521998

   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/22)
   Booklist (02/15/22)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/04/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 02/15/2022 After Susan dies in a shocking accident, the devastated Einstein family moves to a Victorian mansion in the Pacific Northwest for a fresh start as proprietors of a bed and breakfast. Eleven-year-old Zack feels responsible for Susan’s death and thinks everyone is moving on except for him. His parents and siblings—dreamy Ruth, outdoorsy Ethan, and sporty Miriam—throw themselves into the renovation and exploration of their new setting, but Zack keeps to his room, rereading his favorite vintage sibling adventure series. He’s finally coaxed out by an abandoned tower and a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Susan, and along with Zack’s new cryptic acquaintance, coded messages eventually thrust the entire family into an ever-expanding mystery. Guterson does a splendid job of conjuring up the ideal setting for a classic summer story, complete with crystal-clear swimming holes, dilapidated dwellings, and lush forests. There are compassionate explorations of grief and loss, but obvious familial affection and gracious communal support keep the tone warm and hopeful. A properly old-fashioned adventure that begs to be read by flashlight under bedcovers. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

Booklist - 02/15/2022 - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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