Thursday, August 25, 2011

Desperate Measures by Laura Summers - OPTIONAL

Summers, Laura Desperate Measures, 250 p. Putnam (Penugin), 2011.  #17.  Vicky and Rhianna are twins, but you’d never know it to look at them.  Rhianna has learning disabilities which make her a volatile companion on the best of days – and she only gets worse when there is more stress.  Their younger brother, Jamie, is more willing to pick a fight than listen to the voice of reason  When the three siblings feel rejected by their foster parents, they take off into the woods in search of a remembered safe place – their Great Aunt Irene’s.  Nothing will come easy for this trio in search of a home.  Summer’s story has a kind of happy ending, but it seems like something adults might want to read more than kids will enjoy.  EL – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher

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