Holding On to Zoe

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Macmillan, Jul 17, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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After sixteen-year-old Jules has her baby, Zoe, it doesn't matter anymore that her mother thinks she's a drama queen, or that her father left them years ago, or even that Zoe's father is gone, too. She and her baby make a family now; she doesn't need anyone else in the world except Zoe.Though it's tough being a new mom, balancing Zoe's needs with working at the Toyota factory and thinking about how to finish school, Jules is sure she'll figure it out. Still, she wonders, why can't anyone be happy for her and Zoe? And why does her mom refuse to believe that Zoe's real?

 

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User Review  - amaraduende - LibraryThing

This book was too short and simply written. It didn't have the impact it could have... the writing could be in J, easily, but the content is definitely mature and deserved more... effort? Attention? A ... Read full review

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User Review  - EKAnderson - LibraryThing

This isn't a casual read. Although you probably guessed that from the whole teen pregnancy theme. What makes it even more intense is that HOLDING ON TO ZOE is psychologically intense from the very ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
16
Section 4
21
Section 5
33
Section 6
56
Section 7
58
Section 8
68
Section 13
93
Section 14
98
Section 15
104
Section 16
112
Section 17
118
Section 18
125
Section 19
132
Section 20
139

Section 9
75
Section 10
79
Section 11
85
Section 12
89
Section 21
150
Section 22
157
Section 23
161
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George Ella Lyon is an award-winning poet and author. She has written more than 35 books for young readers, including the Schneider Family Book Award picture book The Pirate of Kindergarten and the young adult novel Sonny's House of Spies, as well as numerous books for adults. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky.