Bound To Stay Bound

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 Rosetown summer
 Author: Rylant, Cynthia

 Publisher:  Beach Lane Books (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 84 p.,  20 cm

 BTSB No: 773897 ISBN: 9781534494718
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Friendship -- Fiction
 Change -- Fiction
 City and town life -- Indiana -- Fiction
 Indiana -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction

Price: $21.88

In 1973, Flora loves living in the quiet town of Rosetown, Indiana, where change is not constant, but life takes a decided turn during the summer between fourth and fifth grades.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.50
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 512760

   Kirkus Reviews (05/15/21)
   Booklist (05/15/21)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/05/21)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/15/2021 In this sequel to Rosetown (2018), 10-year-old Flora finds change hard to bear. She hasn’t forgotten her pain when the family dog died or when her parents were separated during her fourth-grade year. Now her best friends, Nessy and Yury, are looking into summer activities such as music camp and scouting, which don’t appeal to her. But most of all, Flora fears that the owner of the small bookshop in town will close it and move away. That store became her sanctuary throughout her parents’ separation, and it was Yury’s haven during his first year in the U.S. Would their friendship survive its closing? The clarity and simplicity of the narrative is indicative of Rylant’s skill as a writer, and the measured pace of the storytelling seems in keeping with its book’s setting, a small Indiana town in 1973. Both children and adults are portrayed as reflective and considerate of others. Readers who feel at home with these characters will find this story as warm, comfortable, and welcoming as Flora’s favorite bookshop. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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