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When her adoptive mother dies, fifteen-year-old Mari and is desperate to avoid being caught up in the foster system. Again. And to complicate matters, she is now the only one who can take care of her super-smart and on-the-spectrum nine-year-old stepbrother, Conor. Is there anyone Mari can trust to help them? Certainly not her mother's current boyfriend, Dennis. Not the doctors or her teachers, who would be obliged to call in social services. So in a desperate move, Mari takes Conor and sets out to find their estranged grandmother, hoping to throw themselves at the mercy of the only person who might take them in. On their way to New England, the duo experiences the snarls of LA traffic, the backroads of the Midwest, and a monumental stop in Missouri where they witness the solar eclipse, an event with which Conor is obsessed. Mari also learns about the inner workings of her stepbrother's mind and about her connections to him and to the world... and maybe even a little about her own place in it.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J FIC HARLEY (Text) 33892100756189 Children's New Books Book None 10/04/2021 Checked out 12/14/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781682632475
  • ISBN: 1682632474
  • Physical Description: 368 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishing Company Inc., 2021.

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When her adoptive mother dies, fifteen-year-old Mari and is desperate to avoid being caught up in the foster system. Again. And to complicate matters, she is now the only one who can take care of her super-smart and on-the-spectrum nine-year-old stepbrother, Conor. Is there anyone Mari can trust to help them? Certainly not her mother's current boyfriend, Dennis. Not the doctors or her teachers, who would be obliged to call in social services. So in a desperate move, Mari takes Conor and sets out to find their estranged grandmother, hoping to throw themselves at the mercy of the only person who might take them in. On their way to New England, the duo experiences the snarls of LA traffic, the backroads of the Midwest, and a monumental stop in Missouri where they witness the solar eclipse, an event with which Conor is obsessed. Mari also learns about the inner workings of her stepbrother's mind and about her connections to him and to the world... and maybe even a little about her own place in it.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14.
Subject: Runaway children > Juvenile fiction.
Stepbrothers > Juvenile fiction.
Children with autism spectrum disorders > Juvenile fiction.
Runaway children > Fiction.
Stepbrothers > Fiction.
Children with autism spectrum disorders > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence & Coming of Age.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Runaways.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Fiction.

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