Angel in My Pocket

Angel in My Pocket

Book - 2010
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When Bette finds an angel coin among the money collected in a carwash, she puts it in her pocket and forgets about it. But things start to change, especially once Gabby, a mysterious and kind new neighbor, moves into Bette's Chicago building. Suddenly, Bette is able to face some big losses--her mother's recent death; her sister's departure for college--and move forward. And once the angel coin falls into the hands of three other kids in Bette's class, their lives change, too. Soon, these twogirls and two boys will be connected in ways that open them up to unlikely friendships and new ways to believe in themselves. Here is an entirely new twist on the angel trend.

Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, c2010.
ISBN: 9780312370145
Branch Call Number: J COO
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 22 cm.

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Apr 21, 2015

I've been looking at this book for a while, and it didn't seem very interesting, but when I finally took it off the shelf, I was immediately captured by this warming story, with glimpses of magic weaving in and out of the words.

BPLNextBestKids Jan 10, 2012

Four grade 7 students in a Chicago school for the performing arts find their lives changing after they have possession of a medallion with an angel’s face on it. After Bette finds the medallion she begins a friendship with the new neighbour, Gabi, starts to cope with the feelings of abandonment she’s had since her mother’s death 2 years earlier and finds the courage to sing again. After Joe swipes the medallion when Bette leaves it on a desk, he finds his life changing. His mom, a single parent who has been sickly, gets a new doctor, his new friend Mike challenges him to think and act in new ways, and his bullying behaviour is challenged by kindness. As atonement for the bullying, Joe passes the medallion to Andy and his twin sister Vivian. Vivian’s health improves through the help of her new doctor, Dr. Rafael; she gains insight into the meaning of beauty while Andy gains confidence and maturity.
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