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Penguin Young Readers Group, Nov 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 169 pages
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Destiny has enough to do, such as taking care of her three younger siblings and trying to keep Mama from spending the last of their money on the lottery. But she needs a job, and reading to the mysterious Mrs. Peck pays well. While Destiny discovers secret worlds in Mrs. Peck's books, she never suspected that Mrs. Peck has a secret of her own that could change Destiny's life forever.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

At 12, Destiny Louise Capperson is the most competent member of her impoverished dysfunctional family. Her psychic-dependent mother is so sadly eccentric that when the family's phone is disconnected ... Read full review

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This book was stupid. So what, that Peck lady hit a kid by accident? I dont care. I am also writting my own book. I don't suggest that you read Destiny.


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Vicki Grove is a freelance writer with about 300 articles and short stories published in such magazines as VIRTUE, READER'S DIGEST, TWILIGHT ZONE, TEEN MAGAZINE, and AMERICAN GIRL.   She has written ten middle grade and young adult novels for Penguin Putnam, many of which have been on numerous state recommended reading lists.  Two of her books, Reaching Dustin and Starplace, were included as School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year.   One of her books, Destiny, was chosen by the Society of Midland Writers as the year's best novel for young people by a Midwestern Writer. In 1998 she was inducted into the Missouri Writers' Hall of Fame.

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