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Drawing the ocean

by MacCullough, Carolyn.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Plum Community Library Young Adult Fiction YA FIC MAC
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA FIC MAC
A gifted painter, Sadie comes from California to Connecticut determined to fit in at her new school. Yet her first attempt at making friends in the new town backfires when she reaches out to the loner everyone calls Fryin' Ryan, the very last person who can help her achieve her dream. And to further complicate matters, her twin brother, Ollie, keeps appearing to her, seeming to want something. Her twin brother, who died when they were twelve.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "MacCullough's third novel is narrated by 16-year-old Sadie, a painter who has drawn the ocean every day since her twin, Ollie, was hit by a car four years earlier. The family never discusses Ollie's death, but he is not wholly dead to Sadie. He still visits and chats with her, although it's more a haunting than a relationship. Sadie has just moved to a new school, and after meeting the popular and daring Lila, she quickly gets drawn into the popular crowd with all its advantages: the parties, the beer, the pot, and the affection of the hot football player with the metaphorically resonant name Travis Hartshorn. But two things keep her from happiness: the painful memory of Ollie's death, and the briefcase-carrying, poetry-writing loner known in school as Fryin' Ryan. Ryan is a loser par excellence, but Sadie finds him absolutely fascinating. There are some overwrought passages here, but Sadie's narrative voice is absolutely authentic, and the story of her quirky, endearing relationship with Ryan is memorably poignant. --John Green Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Twins -- Fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Death -- Juvenile fiction.
Ghost stories.
Twins -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Ghosts -- Fiction.
Publisher New Milford, Conn. :Roaring Brook Press,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "A Deborah Brodie Book."
Description 170 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 1596430923
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