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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Where I Belong (YA)

Book #126 Read in 2014
Where I Belong by Mary Downing Hahn (YA)

Brendan is having trouble fitting in at school; he is considered the weird kid.  He would rather hang out in the treehouse he built than hang with the other kids.  He meets a man who he believes to be the mythical Green Man and Brendan eventually makes another friend of the new girl from summer school--Shea.  Brendan is bullied and feels as if his foster mother does not understand him.  He finds solace in nature and books.  Nothing really prepares him for the understanding that not fitting in can actually put him at great risk.  This was a good, quick read and I think middle schoolers would enjoy it.  I borrowed this book from my town library.

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