in the Shadows by Chris Woodworth.
you’re a gal who can’t resist the humor and hardships of a young girl all in
one classic coming of age tale, then you don’t want miss out on
seems to be completely lost. Struggling to get along with her mother and
constantly on babysitting duty with her younger brother JJ, Ivy feels
completely trapped at home. To make matters worse, her mom decided to take in a
boarder named Caleb, who is 12 just like she is.
seems like the strangest boy Ivy has ever met and she’s determined to keep her
chaotic family life a secret from her best friend, Ellen. Not only is her
family going broke, Ivy is left in charge of the entire house while her mother
tries to make ends meet. Add Pastor Harold into the mix and everything seems to
be even more complicated. Will she learn to get along with Caleb, or will he be
just another problem in her life?
is such a relatable character because everyone can understand the pressures and
confusion she faces as she approaches her teenage years. Smart, witty and very
strong for a 12-year-old, you’ll fall in love with this character.
sure to grab a copy of Ivy in the Shadows
(available now) and read on as Ivy learns about the importance of family
and the unimportance of school drama.
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BY ALLIE MORRIS ON 2/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
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