Scorpio's Child

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Puffin Books, Mar 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 152 pages
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It is 1947. Afton, still mourning her brother killed in World War II, is stunned when her Uncle Bailey, a man she never even knew existed, shows up in their small South Carolina town. Their neighbors think that he is a returning prisoner of war, but something about Bailey makes Afton skeptical and a bit nervous┬—especially after her mother makes it clear she must not tell her father, who is off at sea. After what happened to her brother, Afton cannot live with more secrets. With quiet determination, she sets out to unravel Bailey┬'s haunted past....

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User Review  - Cindy - Goodreads

This book held my attention in that I wanted to find out "the rest of the story". I really liked the main character. She seemed to genuinely care for people. Family dynamics abound in this book. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - RLB Hartmann - Goodreads

I found this a pretty gritty coming of age for a Puffin book. Well-written family story which delivers when it promises "secrets from the past." Read full review


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Kezi Matthews ( lives in Portland, Oregon.

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