Introducing a debut novel that has already garnered a galaxy of starred reviews!
Love can be a trouble word for some people. Crazy is also a trouble word.
I should know.
You’ve never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her friends obsess over Harry Potter, she spends her time writing letters to Atticus Finch. She collects trouble words in her diary. Her best friend is a plant. And she’s never known her mother, who left when Sarah was two.
Since then, Sarah and her dad have moved from one small Texas town to another, and not one has felt like home.
Everything changes when Sarah launches an investigation into her family’s Big Secret. She makes unexpected new friends and has her first real crush, and instead of a “typical boring Sarah Nelson summer,” this one might just turn out to be extraordinary.
Karen Harrington lives in Texas with her husband and children. You can visit her at www.karenharringtonbooks.com.
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Every family has a big secret. Even the boring ones.
It sounds wonderful!
Sounds like something different from everything out there – great way to stretch my students’ reading!
I love that she writes to Atticus Finch–one of my favorite all-time novels! Sounds like a unique character and a great read. Thanks!
I agree with Jennifer. The Atticus Finch letters works for me.
Sounds like an awesome read!
I also took a further look at this on Amazon and it looks like just the kind of book I’d love–an introspective character trying to find answers to the questions and secrets in her life. I definitely want to read it and it would be fun to win a free copy! 🙂
This one had me at Atticus Finch!
Agree that this sounds like a very interesting voice and I’d love to read this book (ie…win a copy)
I read several reviews and the “Look Inside” on Amazon. Very infectious story telling and I can’t wait to read more.
I love the concept of this.
A quirky character and a family secret? Count me in!
Sounds like a fun read! Great synopsis! 🙂
Collecting trouble words in a diary…this caught my attention. I like the voice that’s coming through. Please enter my name in the drawing for a copy of the book. Thanks for posting Tricia and I hope your book does well, Karen.
Sounds like a juicy read!