Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Livvie Owen Lived Here by Sarah Dooley - ADVISABLE

Dooley, Sarah Livvie Owen Lived Here, 229 p. Feiwel, 2010.  $16.99.  

Over the years, Olivia Owen’s autism has caused lots of problems for her family.  Her mother, father and older sister try as hard as they can to hold life together, but her little sister has become downright hostile towards Livvie.  Now Livvie is fixated on the sound of the old paper mill whistle, which hasn’t blown in years – but this only a hint at a deeper problem, an obsession that has grabbed hold of Livvie and will change her family’s life for better or for worse.  

Even if you don’t work with autistic students, you should read about Livvie and her world.  

EL, MS – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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