Backwater

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Penguin Group USA, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 185 pages
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Ivy doesn't want to be a lawyer. Who cares?-well, her father, for starters, who expects his daughter to take up the Breedlove family profession with dedication and enthusiasm. What Ivy wants to be is a historian, a vocation that's getting quite a workout as she prepares a family history in honor of her beloved great-aunt Tib's eightieth birthday. As in Bauer's Rules of the Road, the central story is of a journey: Ivy hikes into the wilds of the Adirondacks to find her reclusive aunt Jo-and to find her own destiny as well. Persistent, mouthy, and good, Ivy is an admirable heroine who will be familiar to Bauer fans; older female friends (including Tib, Aunt Jo, and wilderness expert Mountain Mama) are equally attractive if given to message-laden dialogue. In fact, the book could have used less preaching and more story overall, but Ivy is such a darned fine gal that readers will be glad to make her acquaintance.

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User Review  - Fred - Goodreads

Once again Joan Bauer has created a spunky, smart, and independent main character that you'd love to be best friends with! Ivy's family has great expectations of what her future holds. Everyone in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jean Marie - Goodreads

Another good YA book by Joan Bauer. The main character is a historian stuck in a family of lawyers. An adventure to find a reclusive aunt living in the wildnerness and reclaim that part of family history ensues. Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Joan Bauer is the criticallyacclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including "Best Foot Forward," "Rules of the Road" (recipient of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize) and Newbery Honor-winner Hope Was Here. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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