In your shoes

by Gephart, Donna,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv GEPHART Donna
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv GEPHART Donna
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j FIC GEP
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J GEPHART DONNA
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j GEPHART Donna
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Northland Public Library Teen TEEN FIC GEPHART
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South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC GEP
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Springdale Free Public Library Juvenile Fiction JUV GEPH
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Fiction JUV GEPHART
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"A unique and compelling novel from a master storyteller."-- School Library Journal, starred review

The critically acclaimed author of Lily and Dunkin delivers another heartfelt story that will remind readers you never know who needs a friend the most.

Miles is an anxious boy who loves his family's bowling center even if though he could be killed by a bolt of lightning or a wild animal that escaped from the Philadelphia Zoo on the way there.

Amy is the new girl at school who wishes she didn't have to live above her uncle's funeral home and tries to write her way to her own happily-ever-after.

Then Miles and Amy meet in the most unexpected way . . . and that's when it all begins. . . .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As she did in Lily and Dunkin (2016), Gephart tells the story of two kids in alternating chapters. Amy's mother has died, so she and her father move to Pennsylvania, more specifically into her uncle's funeral home, where her dad will work once he finishes his classes in funeral arts. Miles, meanwhile, spends most of his time at the family's bowling alley, brushing up his game and enjoying the company of his grandfather, Billy though Miles misses his recently deceased grandmother, Bubbie Louise. The main story line two 12-year-olds trying to reshape their lives after loss works well enough, and Amy and Miles are endearing characters, as are their friends, Randall and his weight-lifting, blue-haired crush, Tate. Unfortunately, Gephart takes up space with a fairy tale Amy is writing and on the musings of an omniscient narrator, pages that perhaps could have been better spent shaping the story. Several crises punctuate the action and move it along, but it's the burgeoning relationship between two ordinary kids who need (and find) both help and hope that wins the day.--Ilene Cooper Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This clever story about friendship, loss, and bowling shoes by Gephart (Lily and Dunkin) traces how two miserable middle schoolers strike up an unexpected friendship. Still grieving over her mother's recent death, Amy Silverman is not happy about moving from Chicago to Buckington ("Borington"), Pa., to live with her uncle above his funeral home. Meanwhile, Miles Spagoski, whose family owns Buckington Bowl, the local bowling alley, is also feeling sorrow, as well as anxiety. He misses his grandmother, who died a year ago, and is worried about his ailing grandfather. The tweens meet under unfortunate circumstances on Amy's first day of school: before Amy even enters the building, Miles's lucky bowling shoe gets tossed in the air and clonks her on the head. Though tossed-shoe victim and crackerjack bowler are destined to become close, the build to this inevitability is entertaining, as Miles awkwardly attempts to make amends, and Amy, when she's feeling blue, composes an ongoing story about a peasant girl who also gets hit in the head. Told from the alternating perspectives of the endearing protagonists, the novel humorously verifies that loss can lead to surprising beginnings. Ages 9-12. Agent: Tina Dubois, ICM Partners. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Anxiety -- Juvenile fiction.
Bowling -- Juvenile fiction.
Bowling alleys -- Juvenile fiction.
Children with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle school students -- Juvenile fiction.
Anxiety -- Fiction.
Bowling -- Fiction.
Bowling alleys -- Fiction.
People with disabilities -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Middle school students -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 323 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781524713737
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