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Moonpenny Island

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Staff Review: "Moonpenny Island" by Tricia Springstubb , Gilbert Ford


The only eleven year-olds on the small island, Flor and her best friend and soulmate, Sylvie, share everything and lead an idyllic life. At the end of the summer, however, suddenly everything changes. Sylvie is mysteriously sent to the mainland to school, Flor’s mother disappears supposedly to take care of her mother, her sister Cecilia is harboring what appears to be a dangerous secret and Flor is strangely asked to watch out for Sylvie’s wild brother. Nothing seems to make sense anymore, no one is talking, and everyone suddenly has secrets. This is a wonderful, warm tween novel about love, friendship, family and living with change.

Audience: children, tweens | Genre: fiction

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