Sand Dollar Summer

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Simon and Schuster, May 9, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 206 pages
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Twelve-year-old Lise watches her safe world fall apart when her strong, self-reliant mom is injured in a car accident. To recuperate, Mom takes Lise and her bright little brother to live in a rattletrap house on the beach in Maine for the summer. Although her mother grew up there, this is Lise's first experience with the ocean. She's terrified by what may be lurking in the cold depths and confused by the ways that Maine is changing her mother.

As secrets from the past start spilling out, even the solid earth may not keep Lise safe anymore. Lise will have to learn to go with the flow -- or risk falling apart -- in this tender, funny, and wise novel...the story of one family's unforgettable summer.

 

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This book has will keep you reading as you find out about the terrible events that have happened in Lise's life. Set in a small town in Maine, it will make you feel as though you are actually on the beach as well. Kimberly Jones did a wonderful job of making this book appealing to all different types of readers. This book has a great story line and I'm sure that this book will interest you.
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This Book rocks.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
25
Section 4
52
Section 5
65
Section 6
93
Section 7
106
Section 8
113
Section 9
145
Section 10
152
Section 11
164
Section 12
198
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Kimberly K. Jones is the author of Sand Dollar Summer, which earned two starred reviews, was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, and was chosen by Booklist as one of the Top Ten First Novels for Youth. She lives in Monkton, Vermont. Visit her online at kimberlykjones.com.