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Friday, October 1, 2010

The Way It Is by Donalda Reid

Friday, October 1, 2010
To Ellen Manery, a brilliant, introverted, socially isolated fifteen-year-old, there is nothing good about the summer of 1967, especially when her parents decide to move to a small town in the interior of British Columbia. All the big ideas of the 1960s—the civil rights movement, the sexual revolution, women's rights—have not had much of an effect on this small community. Ellen has always been more interested in studying than a social life, but that begins to change when she meets Tony Paul, an eighteen-year-old who belongs to the Shuswap Indians and lives on the nearby reserve. When school starts it is Tony's friendship that gives Ellen the strength to endure the loneliness, racism, discrimination, and antifeminism she must face during her last year in high school. As Tony and Ellen's friendship turns into something deeper, they must decide if they can break free of society's rules and forge their own future.

279 pages
Published by Second Story Press
Releases October 1, 2010

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Mailed 10/17: 0310 2010 0002 5261 9017
Allison (OK): Received 10/18, Mailed 11/12: 03092880000030605329
Sarah (MI): Received 11/16, Mailed 11/24: 0309 1140 0001 6912 6858 (1 day late)
Margo (CA): Received 11/30, Mailed 12/3: 03102640000166421664 (3 days early)
Amber (MO): Received 12/8, Mailed 12/15: 03082690000143151881
Liz (MN): Received 12/20, Mailed 12/29: 0310 2640 0001 6465 9120 (2 days late)
Back to Katelyn: Received 1/3

9 comments:

Allison said...

Allison (OK)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Sounds good!

Amber (MO)

Sarah (That Bookish Girl) said...

This one sounds great! Sarah (MI)

Liz said...

Liz (MN)

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Ooh, sounds awesome!

Kristina (Ca)

Margo said...

Please add me for this one
Margo Tanenbaum (CA)

Sarah said...

I got the book today :)

Margo said...

I received this yesterday and read the whole thing last night! I have to write up my review and then will be sending it on...

margo/fourth musketeer said...

Mailed out today 12/3/10; delivery confirmation 03102640000166421664 (USPS)