All Alone in the Universe (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 26, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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"Before last summer Maureen and I were best friends....At least I think we were. I don't know what happened exactly. As some people who get hit by trucks sometimes say,'I didn't see anything coming.'"

When her best friend since the third grade starts acting as though Debbie doesn't exist, Debbie finds out the hard way that life can be a lonesome place. But in the end the heroine of this wryly funny coming-of-age story--a girl who lives in a house covered with stuff that is supposed to look like bricks but is just a fake brick pattern--discovers that even the hourly tragedies of junior high school can have silver linings, just as a house covered with Insul-Brick can protect a real home. This first novel shines--fun, engrossing, bittersweet, and wonderfully unpredictable.


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User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

This is a super book. But the ending leaves a lot of unanswered stuff. Some time I like that, and sometimes I do not. This time I liked it. Read full review

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User Review  - Darnia - Goodreads

I need to re-read this book, but unfortunately this book is not here :( Read full review


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Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of two other novels—All Alone in the Universe, a companion to Criss Cross, and As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including The Broken Cat, Snow Music, Pictures from Our Vacation, and The Cardboard Piano. The author, who loves peanut butter, lives with her family in northern Michigan, land of forests and squirrels.

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