Outside In

Outside In

eBook - 2011
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Chřie Witkowski is twelve, and she doesn't want to turn thirteen this year. This is the year, 1968, that everything -- absolutely everything-seems to be changing. At home her parents are expecting a new baby, her mother is fixing up the house so they can sell it and move who-knows-where, and everyone is starting to tease her about the boy next door. Meanwhile her newspaper route brings the changes of the outside world crashing in on her: the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and the disappearance of a girl from a few towns away -- a girl who more braids like Chřie, who was about the same age as Chřie, who could have been Chřie. Suddenly Chřie is scared; nothing seems safe and simple anymore. She longs for easier fears-for playing hide-and-seek in the dark, skipping school, daredevil bike tricks... She builds her own inside world: an elaborate elf house under a bush, complete with staircases, elevators, and carefully designed furniture. But you can't keep the outside world away forever, especially when you're delivering the daily paper. And maybe Chřie has the strength to deal with it after all, and even to change some of the bad to good...
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2011
ISBN: 9780062034335
0062034332
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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