A Corner of the Universe

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Scholastic Press, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 189 pages
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On the heels of her acclaimed novel BELLE TEAL, bestselling and beloved author Ann M. Martin presents a searing story about family ties and how they bind us.

The summer Hattie turns 12, her predictable smalltown life is turned on end when her uncle Adam returns home for the first time in over ten years. Hattie has never met him, never known about him. He's been institutionalized; his condition invovles schizophrenia and autism.

Hattie, a shy girl who prefers the company of adults, takes immediately to her excitable uncle, even when the rest of the family -- her parents and grandparents -- have trouble dealing with his intense way of seeing the world. And Adam, too, sees that Hattie is special, that her quiet, shy ways are not a disability,

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User Review  - KellieMcFadzen - LibraryThing

I had mixed feelings about this book. One reason that this was not my favorite book was because I feel as if the plot was not that intriguing. For example, the only really interesting thing that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

This Newbery honor book is quite a good read. Hattie is turning 12 in the sleepy town of Millerton. She is an introvert who is quite content to enjoy life at home with her parents and those who live ... Read full review

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Ann Mathews Martin was born on August 12, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey. She received a degree in elementary education and psychology from Smith College. She worked as a teacher, was an editor of children's books for both Bantam and Scholastic, and then became a full-time writer. She is the author of several series including the Baby-sitters Club series, Baby-Sitters Little Sister series, California Diaries series, and Main Street series. Her other works include Ten Kids No Pets, Here Today, On Christmas Eve, and Rain Reign.

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