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True (. . . Sort Of)

Written by Katherine Hannigan

Published by HarperCollins

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6.75
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Can friendship save you? The day Ferris Boyd moves to town, Delly Pattison is sure a special surpresent (a present that is a surprise) is on its way. Instead, Delly ends up in even more trouble than usual. The Boyds' arrival in River Bluffs means big changes for Brud Kinney, too. He can't believe who he's hanging around with. Ferris Boyd isn't like anyone Delly or Brud have ever known. Ferris is a mystery and a wonder. Through friendship, though, Delly, Brud, and Ferris discover truths that will change their lives. And bring them the best surpresent of all. Includes an all-new afterword featuring a short story, photographs by the author, and more

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  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Pages: 384
  • Book Type: chapter
  • Publication Date: April 24, 2012
  • ISBN: 0061968757
  • ISBN 13: 9780061968754
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7.0
B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

Such an important read, and a wonderful way to discuss safety and abuse with children by reading it together or talking about it afterwards. The story brings up this important topic in a very age-appropriate and gentle way, allowing children to learn important lessons while loving the adventures of Delly Pattison.

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6.5
The Goodfather
Husband. Father. Children's Book Critic Extraordinaire:)

We read this as a family and were so touched by the story. I was the reader most nights and multiple times fought back tears or burst out in laughter. Katherine Hannigan masterfully captures the strong emotions associated with family relationships and friendships. Delly Pattison is a character you'll be glad you met. Know that the book treats the subject of physical child abuse and its impact on an elementary-age girl. It is not graphic.

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