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Puffin Books, Oct 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Stuck in a family overflowing with lawyers, Ivy Breedlove longs to be understood, to break free of unfair expecta-tions and to find the truth about the mysterious hermit aunt who broke the family mold -- the relative no one will talk about. With an outrageous mountain guide leading the way, Ivy sets out on the journey of a lifetime to find the missing link in the Breedlove family. But is she too late?

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Review: Backwater

User Review  - Summer - Goodreads

Beautifully written. A little slow for middle school readers but wonderful for adults. "I felt small and big at the same time." (Bauer 77) Read full review

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User Review  - Raylani Reis - Goodreads

I liked this book but and it was a good story and well written. If you're looking for a good story and moral without romance this is for you. Read full review


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Joan Bauer is the criticallyacclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including "Best Foot Forward," "Rules of the Road" (recipient of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize) and Newbery Honor-winner Hope Was Here. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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