Bound To Stay Bound

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 Love & gelato
 Author: Welch, Jenna Evans

 Publisher:  Simon Pulse (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 389 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 932054 ISBN: 9781481432542
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Secrets -- Fiction
 Love -- Fiction
 Diaries -- Fiction
 Mother-daughter relationship -- FIction
 Father-daughter relationship -- Fiction
 Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
 Italy -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mother's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG+
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 183269
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 9-12
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 21.0   Quiz: 67372

   School Library Journal (00/12/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 12/01/2015 Gr 7 Up—Carolina, who prefers Lina, is learning how to cope with her mother's death from pancreatic cancer in a new city and country—Florence, Italy. Thanks to a journal left behind from her mother, Lina embarks on an adventure to discover how choices impact love, friendships, and hope. The novel is fast-paced, with plenty of grin-inducing moments. Readers might be frustrated by Lina's occasional inattentiveness to her new environment, but the writing has charm and contains generous sprinkles of Italian commands and phrases. Lina's capacity for and understanding of love transform beautifully over the course of the novel; the book is not solely about her personal romance but also other characters' interwoven love stories. VERDICT A good addition for teens with wanderlust.—Briana Moore, School Library Journal - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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