Swing sideways

by Steveson, Nanci Turner,

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Annie has a "summer of freedom' in the country. She makes a friend, and tries to fix what's broken between her mother and grandmother.
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Booklist Review: "Annie needs a therapeutic summer in the country more fun and fewer schedules as she tries to recover from an eating disorder and anxiety attacks, made worse by her mother's intensely controlling ways. Unexpectedly, summer turns out to be kind of magical as Annie makes a friend, California, at a nearby farm. The two embark on escapades brimming with intrigue and excitement, but it turns out that both have serious agendas: Annie needs to recover her emotional health before starting the new school year, while California desperately wants to reconcile her mother, Piper, with California's grandfather. California is desperate to break the years of estrangement that have hobbled the family for a reason that becomes gut-wrenchingly evident later on. This powerful tale of friendship and hope, made especially poignant by each girl's struggle to repair family relationships, will capture hearts. Add an injured dog, a search for mysterious ponies, woods made for adventures, and heartbreak that never becomes mawkish, and you have a story about so much more than summer fun.--O'Malley, Anne Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Steveson debuts with a empathic summer-of-change story in which panic-attack-prone Annabel transforms from a skinny, anxiety-ridden bookworm into a healthier, stronger, and braver girl. She and her parents are spending the summer at their lake house, as usual, but Annabel's therapist has insisted that she have an unstructured schedule with plenty of independence, instead of living by her controlling mother's spreadsheets. Befriended by the local hermit's free-spirited granddaughter, California-who explains that she is visiting to help her grandfather recover from his chemotherapy treatments-Annabel renames herself Annie and throws herself into "the Freedom Plan" with a vengeance. Before long, however, she is in over her head, involved in California's questionable adventures, lying to her parents, and sneaking out at night (to tend to a sick, abandoned dog). Steveson sets up a promising portrayal of intriguing dynamics in both families, but Anna's transformation happens so rapidly as to not be entirely believable, and late-arriving revelations make the ending seem of a different spirit than the rest of the book. Ages 8-12. Agent: Al Zuckerman, Writers House. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Girls Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Grief Juvenile fiction
Middle schools Juvenile fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins,2016
Edition First edition.
Other Titles You make my heart swing sideways.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Ages 9-12.
Language English
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Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780062374561
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