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Awards

  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award (BC Children's Choice), 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015

Finding Ruby Starling Canadian Title

By Karen Rivers   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545534796 Hardcover
304 Pages | 5.8" x 8.53" | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545534826 Ebook
304 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

The Parent Trap comes to the digital age!

When Ruby Starling gets a message from a Ruth Quayle proclaiming them to be long-lost twin sisters, she doesn't know what to do with it — until another message arrives the day after, and then another one. It could be a crazy stalker . . . but she and this Ruth do share a birthday, and a very distinctive ear.

Ruth is an extroverted North American girl. Ruby is a shy British one. As they investigate the truth of their birth and the circumstances of their separation, they also share lives full of friends, family, and possible romances — and they realize they each may be the sister the other never knew she needed.

Finding Ruby Starling is a funny, poignant, and thoroughly modern tale written entirely in e-mails, letters, Tumblr entries, and movie scripts.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Encyclopedia of Me:

Shortlist, Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award
Shortlist, Red Cedar Book Award
Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year
CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

* "Rivers has created a warm, funny, fast-paced story about an endearing middle schooler who keeps her cool and sense of humor when events spin out of control." —School Library Journal, starred review

"Cleverly woven through the titular encyclopedia . . . is the touchingly real and often humorous story of a preteen's struggles with family, friendship and first love." —Kirkus

"With the help of her "real" parents, her father's attempts to "Buddhify [her] life," her poetry tumblr and a newfound sister (and best friend), she finds forgiveness and an expanded circle of love. And maybe boys are kissable after all!" —Kirkus