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Summerlost

by Condie, Allyson Braithwaite,

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2016 2016
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Summary
After the sudden deaths of her father and autistic younger brother, Cedar Lee spends the summer working at a Shakespearean theater festival, making a new friend, and coming to terms with her grief.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Condie makes her middle-grade debut with a tender novel about a family coming to terms with a personal tragedy. The summer after Cedar loses her father and brother Ben in a car accident, her mother moves their family, now just three of them, to Iron Creek, Utah, home to the Summerlost Shakespeare Festival. Cedar finds an unexpected friend in Leo, a theater nerd obsessed with Lisette Chamberlain, a famous actress who made her start at Summerlost before dying young. In their time off work at Summerlost, Leo and Cedar run unauthorized Lisette Chamberlain tours while trying to piece together what really happened to her. The mystery of Lisette plays second fiddle to the novel's centerpiece: the special friendship between Cedar and Leo, which helps Cedar deal with her grief. An aching sense of loss pervades the story, focusing more on Ben than on Cedar's dad. Though it is never named in the story, readers will put together that Ben was on the autism spectrum. A nuanced portrait of grief deeply grounded in the middle-school mind-set. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Banking on the popularity of Condie's Matched series, her publishers are welcoming her middle-grade debut with some hefty promotion, including an author tour.--Barnes, Jennifer Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Connie (Matched) strikes a deep emotional cord with this coming-of-age story about 12-year-old Cedar Lee, who has moved to Iron Creek, Utah, for the summer with her mother and younger brother, Miles, as the family struggles to regroup after an accident claimed the lives of Cedar's father and brother Ben. Cedar quickly meets enterprising, offbeat Leo, who gets her a job at Summerlost, the town's yearly Shakespeare festival. As the new friends team up to give (unofficial) walking tours about the life of legendary actress and hometown hero Lisette Chamberlain, they become captivated by the circumstances surrounding the woman's death. Condie is at her best in this foray into middle grade fiction, grabbing readers' interest from the first page while creating memorable characters struggling through deep emotional pain. The thread of Lisette's mystery is intriguing in itself, but Leo and Cedar's unlikely friendship steals the show. Their adventures, set against the quirky backdrop of a community of personality-rich theater creators, make for a summer with plenty of good to remember along with the bad. Ages 10-up. Agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Grief in children Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Theater Juvenile fiction
Grief Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Theater Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [New York, New York] :Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2016
2016
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Summer lost
Contributors Strole, Phoebe, 1983- narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Phoebe Strole.
Language English
System Details Format: OverDrive Listen.
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook.
Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile).
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9780399566097
0399566090
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