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The summer before boys

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Twelve-year-old best friends and relatives, Julia and Eliza are happy to spend the summer together while Julia's mother is serving in the National Guard in Iraq but when they meet a neighborhood boy, their close relationship begins to change.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nora Raleigh Baskin
ISBN: 9781416986737 1416986731 9781416986744 141698674X
OCLC Number: 646113128
Awards: Short-listed for Keystone to Reading Book Award (Middle School) 2013
Target Audience: Ages 9-12.; Middle School.; 720
Description: 196 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Nora Raleigh Baskin.

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It is a rare story for kids of this age that treats such matters with straight-forwardness and without mushy and ridiculously high hormonal responses. This is not Twilight; it's a gentle story about Read more...

 
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