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Putnam, 1996 - Cousins - 223 pages
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For Tory, this is the summer she fits in. Her younger sister, Sara, has always been the popular one, but now, away from home, Tory has formed an unexpected friendship with her teenage cousins. Quiet Tory and handsome Elijah find themselves banding together with rebellious Rennie, even though his daredevil ways are a bit too much for them. Rennie's dangerous ideas, from rimwalking the most precarious ledges to trying to find the secret of a haunted house, lead Tory and Elijah to take risks they never would have taken before. In the process, they have shut Sara out. And her eagerness to be included leads her to take the biggest risk of all.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A beautifully written story of a ``growing-up'' summer on an Illinois farm, recollected 20 years later by Victoria, who was then a shy, self-effacing girl of 14, overshadowed by her ebullient younger ... Read full review

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User Review  - slightlyfan - LibraryThing

This book made me want to read. I loved this story and could totally identify with this Victoria, the main character. It sounds stupid, but I almost felt this book was about me. A great book with ... Read full review


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Vicki Grove is a medieval scholar and this is her first work of historical fiction. Her previous novels have received many state awards and honors and her most recent novel "Starplace" was a "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year. SLJ called it a wonderfully wellwritten multilayered novel with lots of appeal. She lives in Lincoln, Missouri.

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