Bound To Stay Bound

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 Seven clues to home
 Author: Polisner, Gae

 Publisher:  Knopf (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 198 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 724085 ISBN: 9780593119617
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Grief -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Death -- Fiction
 Interpersonal relations -- Fiction

Price: $21.38

Joy Fonseca is dreading her 13th birthday, but she's decided she's going to finally open the first clue to the annual birthday scavenger hunt Lukas left for her the morning he died.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Baskin, Raleigh

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.90
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 508537

   Kirkus Reviews (04/01/20)
   Booklist (06/01/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/06/20)

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Booklist - 06/01/2020 Joy and Lukas became best friends in second grade when they discovered they were both born during the summer months. Now Joy is dreading her thirteenth birthday—her first since Lukas died last year. For years, they made scavenger hunts for each other to complete, and Joy has left Lukas’ last note untouched. Feeling lost, she decides to finally open his letter and embarks on a journey through their small town in search of the clues he left behind a year ago. Polisner and Baskin have written a modern-day Bridge to Terabithia, with each chapter alternating between the perspectives of Lukas, as he hides the clues—which leads to a necklace and his true feelings—and of Joy, as she attempts to complete the hunt. Realistically, some of the clues are no longer accessible after a year, but Joy is able to work her way through the quest, address her grief for the first time, and find her way back “home.” A bittersweet tale of losing someone you love. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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