Finding Grace

Finding Grace

Book - 2014
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Ten-year-old Hope is a bit of a loner with a wonderful imagination. Growing up in the 1950s with a single mother and a mysteriously absent father, the letters she writes to her imaginary friend, Grace, help her cope with the difficult times in her life: her mother's depression, their money worries, struggles to make friends at school and her grandmother's death.

On her eleventh birthday, Hope is shocked to learn that Grace is a real person--her twin sister, who contracted polio and was adopted when they were toddlers. Hope believes that finding Grace is the only way she can help her mother deal with her guilt. Hope's hunt for her sister takes her and her mother to the tiny community of Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. There she finally meets Grace, who is all the things Hope wishes she could be. They become friends, but Hope doesn't know how to tell Grace the truth. How can she have a relationship with her sister based on lies and secrets? A crisis will force her mother to be the adult she needs to be and allow Hope and Grace the chance to be children together.
Publisher: Toronto : Second Story Press, c2014.
ISBN: 9781927583258
Branch Call Number: J CIT
Characteristics: 195 p. ; 19 cm.

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Tinaandbecca123
Jul 14, 2016

I love how this book demonstrates the relationship between family. For example, "When you laugh," Aunty Eve says, "the tips of your noses turn pink. And when you're concentrating on piecrusts you tilt your head in exactly the same way! And there's definitely a certain expression in your eyes that I can't describe, but it's there. There's something, just something, about you that says twins!" (page 184) This book made me laugh and at times make my eyes water. Great book!

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bigcoweye
Jan 12, 2015

This was such an amazing book. I loved every bit of it. It has lots of detail. You should really read it. It is amazing! It was definitely one of my favourites!!!!!

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bigcoweye
Jan 12, 2015

bigcoweye thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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