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Runaway twin, Peg Kehret

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Runaway twin
Title
Runaway twin
Statement of responsibility
Peg Kehret
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thirteen-year-old Sunny, accompanied by a stray dog, takes advantage of a windfall to travel from her Nebraska foster home to Enumclaw, Washington, to find the twin sister from whom she was separated at age three
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Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Iowa Children's Choice Award, 2013.
  • Mark Twain Award (Missouri), 2012.
Review
  • Gr. 5-8 Kehret’s latest novel offers reluctant readers a fast-paced, simple plot with unexpected adventure. After bouncing around Nebraska’s foster-care system since she was three, 13-year-old Sunny Skyland finally finds stability with kind Rita. Yet, despite Sunny’s happy living situation, she cannot help but think about her long-lost twin sister, Starr, from whom she was separated ten years ago. After finding cash on a trail near her home (she does attempt to find the owners), Sunny decides to run away to Washington State (where she and Starr lived before their separation) to find her sister. Sunny is a clever and resourceful teen who manages to rescue a stray dog, survive a tornado, and overpower bullies. While the highly anticipated reunion with Starr is a letdown, readers will be most struck by Sunny’s compassion and determination during a difficult adventure. Even though there is nothing particularly fresh in this tale, the easy first-person narrative and consistent action will engage struggling readers. -- Garnick, Kimberly (Reviewed 09-01-2009) (Booklist, vol 106, number , p)
  • Gr 5–7— Sunny Skyland has missed her twin sister ever since they were separated at age three after their mother and grandmother were killed in an automobile accident. Sunny has kept her memories of Starr alive over the past decade and in seven foster homes. Then, the discovery of a canvas bag containing $800, with no claimant, spurs Sunny to travel from Nebraska to her old neighborhood in Enumclaw, WA. Sunny is an experienced runaway who plans carefully and tells no one. She boards a bus for the first leg of her journey but then complicates her life by adopting a stray dog. Her trip is thwarted by a group of teenage boys, and she survives a tornado. She does reach her destination, but not with the expected ending. At times the plot twists, although possible, are improbable. Nonetheless, Sunny is a compelling and resourceful character whose adventures will keep readers turning the pages to see how things turn out.—Kathryn Kosiorek, formerly at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH --Kathryn Kosiorek (Reviewed December 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 12, p122)
  • A runaway teen travels from Nebraska to Washington searching for the twin sister she's been separated from for ten years. Haunted by memories of her sister, 13-year-old Sunny decides it's time to start looking when she stumbles upon an abandoned bag of money. A veteran of seven foster-care placements, Sunny doesn't want to leave her current home with Rita, who gives her space, makes her laugh and lets her choose clothes, books and music. Propelled by her dream of finding her sister, though, Sunny carefully escapes by bus, but she isn't prepared for the homeless dog, the bullies or the tornado she encounters en route. Nor is she prepared for what her search reveals. Narrating her tale in a realistic voice, Sunny explains she's not a bad girl. As she crosses the country alone, she's resilient in the face of danger, honest when temptation calls and pragmatic when she realizes Rita may be the family she needs. Although Sunny's resourcefulness and maturity stretch credibility, her dogged determination will inspire. (Fiction. 10-14) (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2009)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
334894
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kehret, Peg
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
740
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.K2518
LC item number
Run 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 7
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foster home care
  • Voyages and travels
  • Dogs
  • Runaways
  • Twins
  • Sisters
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Runaway twin, Peg Kehret
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
197 p.
Isbn
9780525421771
Lccn
2008048974
System control number
(OCoLC)277040808
Label
Runaway twin, Peg Kehret
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
197 p.
Isbn
9780525421771
Lccn
2008048974
System control number
(OCoLC)277040808

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