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True (--sort of)

by Hannigan, Katherine.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 12 of 13 copies
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Summary

True: Delly Pattison likes surpresents (presents that are a surprise). The day the Boyds come to town, Delly's sure a special surpresent is on its way. But lately, everything that she thinks will be good and fun turns into trouble. She's never needed a surpresent more than now.

True: Brud Kinney wants to play basketball like nothing anybody's ever seen. When the Boyds arrive, though, Brud meets someone who plays like nothing he's ever seen.

True: Ferris Boyd isn't like anyone Delly or Brud have ever met. Ferris is a real mysturiosity (an extremely curious mystery).

True: Katherine Hannigan's first novel since her acclaimed Ida B is a compelling look at the ways friendships and truths are discovered.

It's all true ( . . . sort of).

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As she did in Ida B, (2004), Hannigan looks at a child people consider troublesome and examines the events and emotions that make her change. Here, that child is 11-year-old Delly Pattison, who ditches class, ferociously fights, and hacks up spitballs as weapons. Delly's about to be kicked out of school, but lifelines come from unexpected sources. One is an odd newcomer, Ferris Boyd. She doesn't speak and goes wild if touched, yet somehow the girls allow each other into their worlds, and, by doing so, make those worlds kinder and better places to be. With her unique way of speaking (a Dellyictionary is appended) and her honest emotions, Delly can be quite touching. It's the story that falls apart at the end when, in hurried fashion, Ferris is revealed to be abused by her father. Was this really such a mysturiosity ? Even in Delly's one-horse town, teachers and social workers must be aware that silent, untouchable kids have problems. Logic disappears so Delly can be a heroine. Perhaps readers will be so taken with the intriguing characters they won't mind.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A serious story about child abuse gets lost in Hannigan's (Ida B) overlong novel that too often crosses the line from quirky to twee. After a childhood clashing with her parents, school, and police for offenses ranging from self-harm to brownie theft, 11-year-old Delaware Pattison is one strike from being sent to some unspecified "away." The fifth of six children (all named after places), Delly, as she's known, needs more attention from her working parents. Instead she latches onto new girl Ferris, who has an androgynous appearance, does not speak, and cannot be touched. Despite these hurdles, Delly makes Ferris her project. Delly has an extensive vocabulary of made-up words like chizzle and hideawaysis (a three-page glossary is appended), which gives her a cartoonish quality that is an uneasy fit with the gravity of the underlying plot. Many questions are left unanswered: where is Ferris's mother? why do teachers accept that Ferris cannot talk or be touched without further inquiry? After a lengthy setup, the ending feels rushed, dulling the impact of its important message about speaking up when someone is in danger. Ages 8-12. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Behavior -- Juvenile fiction.
Behavior -- Fiction.
Selective mutism -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Self-control -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Greenwillow Books,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 360 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780061968730 (trade bdg.)
0061968730 (trade bdg.)
9780061968747 (lib. bdg.)
0061968749 (lib. bdg.)
9780061968754 (pbk.)
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