Through My Daughter's Eyes

Through My Daughter's Eyes

eBook - 2017
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Through My Daughter's Eyes is a one-of-a-kind, much-needed look at what it means to come of age in a military family today. With unerring accuracy, Dye depicts the preteen mind, with all its angst, emotion, and hard-earned wisdom. What's unusual in this coming of age story, though, is that Abbie must deal not only with the turbulence of the middle school years, but do it in the context of the particular stresses pressed upon military families whose loved one is deployed to a combat theater....While aimed at the young adult audience, this book can also hold the attention of adults, whether they are from a military background or not. Our middle school heroine Abbie is wiser than her years-and most of the adults in her life, for that matter. Equal parts Flavia de Luce and Harriet the Spy, Abbie describes her life this way: "My best friend and fellow Army-brat Megan and I had a plan to get through Dessau Middle School (Go Diamondbacks!) by being just good enough to not get noticed and not so good we'd be picked out for any attention. And it worked-for a while. "Then my dad got deployed-again-and mom fell apart, leaving me in charge of my own life and, it seemed, everyone else's. When Dad came home after about a hundred-million years, he wasn't much help, either. I know war is terrible, but it's not like he talks to me about it, so how was I supposed to know what to do? He's not even the same dad that left. "I turned to my grandpa for help, but in the end, I had to let go of being the glue that kept everything together. I had to learn to give my parents room to save themselves-and our family." "Through My Daughter's Eyes," based on a story by Dallas Burgess, draws from many personal, first-hand accounts and real-world experiences of soldiers and their children, providing a voice for the children of war. This novel, and the upcoming film production, helps to fund charitable works benefiting these children.
Publisher: [United States] :, BookBaby,, 2017
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ISBN: 9781944353162
194435316X
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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