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Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Trouble with a Half Moon by Danette Vigilante

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Thirteen year old Dellie lives with the guilt that her little brother’s death was her fault. Her mother cries all the time and because she wants Dellie to stay safe, she keeps her inside as much as she can. It doesn’t matter that Dellie longs to go outside to be like other girls or that there’s a boy she likes and he likes her too. All that matters to her mother is that she’s safe at home. So, Dellie has no choice but to watch the world of her housing project through her second story window. Things start to change soon after new neighbors move in on the first floor. Trouble like this has never happened in Dellie’s building before. Now there are men fighting on the stoop, gunshots echoing through the night and Corey, a hungry and abused five year old boy knocking on her door looking for something to eat. Corey reminds Dellie of her brother and even though their friendship is dangerous, she wonders if this time, she’ll be able to do what needs to be done. Will she be able to save Corey?

178 pages
Published by Putnam Juvenile
Releases January 6, 2011

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Mailed 11/2: 0310 2010 0002 5253 2644
Ashley (ID): Received 11/8, Mailed 11/10: 0310 1230 0000 2270 5099 (5 days early)
Katy F. (CA): Received 11/16, Mailed 11/17: 0309 2880 0000 8762 0184
Back to Katelyn: Received 11/24


Ashley said...

This sounds really good!

Ashley (ID)

Katy F. said...

I'll give this one a try!

Katy F. (CA)

Ashley said...

Received today!

Ashley said...

Mailed. DC 0310 1230 0000 2270 5099

Katy F. said...

I picked this up from the PO today! Thanks!

Katy F. said...

Gosh, I read this really quickly! Mailed it this morning. DC 0309 2880 0000 8762 0184