Out of the Blue

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Pgw, May 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 120 pages
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Never in a million years could Megan have predicted the surprise she gets for her 12th birthday. She first senses something's up when her organized, never-waste-a-minute mother becomes ?this soft, slow person” who sings happy songs. Soon Megan learns why: she has a half-sister. It seems that when Megan's mother was a teenager, she had a baby who she gave up for adoption. But now she and 24-year-old Natalie have reestablished contact, and Natalie is coming to meet the family. Although Megan's little sister, Betsy, is thrilled at the idea of being a flower girl in her new big sister's wedding, Megan is not as enthusiastic. She grows increasingly resentful and anxious as her mother becomes totally absorbed in Natalie. Even more troubling is Megan's nagging worry that she can no longer trust her parents. If they didn't tell her about Natalie, can she ever believe anything else they say? As in her previous works, author Sarah Ellis keenly observes the nuances of relationships within families and the effects of change on those relationships.

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User Review  - stornelli - LibraryThing

After discovering that she has a twenty-four-year-old half-sister, 12 year old Megan finds her life confusing as her mother is trying to include Natalie into the family's life.. Megan’s 6 year old ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda Skinner - Goodreads

I haven't read much Sarah Ellis. From what I have heard she is a very dependable author. I enjoyed the book until the end. I am sorry to say it left me a little cold. Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Sarah Ellis is one of Canada's most-loved children's writers. A former librarian, she is a highly sought-after children's book reviewer, literary jury member and speaker who lectures internationally on Canadian children's books. She is the winner of the Governor General's Award ( Pick-Up Sticks ), the Mr. Christie's Award ( Out of the Blue and The Several Lives of Orphan Jack ), the Sheila A. Egoff Award ( The Baby Project , Back of Beyond and Odd Man Out ) and the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award ( Odd Man Out ). Sarah lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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