The Boy on Cinnamon Street
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545215121 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.73" x 7.81" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545393164 Ebook
240 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
Seventh grader Louise should be the captain of her school's gymnastics team—but she isn't. She's fun and cute and should have lots of friends—but she doesn't. And there's a dreamy boy who has a crush on her—but somehow they never connect. Louise has everything going for her—so what is it that's holding her back?
Phoebe Stone tells the winning story of the spring when seventh grader Louise Terrace wakes up, finds the courage to confront the painful family secret she's hiding from—and finally gets the boy.
Raves & reviews:
"Executed with wit and delicacy, Stone's novel is made more poignant by her admission that she experienced a tragedy similar to Louise's and reacted by blocking it out. 'In fact,' she writes in her author's note, 'the healing process can only truly begin when we are willing to remember.'" —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An outstanding tale of love, loss and the true power of friendship." —Kirkus, starred review
"[A] deeply affecting novel...Readers will feel for [Louise] and cheer for her in equal measure." —Booklist, starred review
"Stone's control of her narrative is expert; the way she brings the various elements together is unexpected and heart-wrenching. Occasional humor...lightens things up, but the story's core is its earnestness and heart." —Horn Book