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publisher: Second Story Press

Rachel Bird

by Becky Citra

tagged: multigenerational, emotions & feelings, death & dying
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list price: $14.95
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published: May 2022
pages: 232
ISBN:9781772602432
publisher: Second Story Press
Description

Rachel and her little sister, Jane, are spending the summer with two strangers who happen to be their grandparents. Up until their mom’s death a few months ago, Rachel didn’t know these people existed, and now she’s been packed off to the family ranch in the interior of British Columbia—a place with mountains, lakes, and zero cell service. 

But her newfound family isn’t the only secret that’s been kept from her. Why did their mother leave her family so many years ago? Why does their grandpa stay hidden away in the basement, and what happened to their Uncle Jimmy? And the biggest question mark of all: who was the mysterious Stephanie?

Once Rachel shines a light into the ranch’s dark corners, nothing will ever be the same again.

About the Author

Becky Citra is the author of 23 award-winning books for children, including The Way Home and Finding Grace. She lives on a ranch in British Columbia. She spends the winters on Saltspring Island. She is a retired school teacher. She enjoys connecting with children through library and school visits.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
13 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Editorial Review

"[Becky Citra] measures out mysteries and revelations while chronicling a summer of discoveries—some tragic, even gruesome, but others that give Rachel whole new visions of her mother, her family, and of her own life... Readers, particularly those able to catch subtle cues and read between lines, will understand how events and insights gradually transform her vision of the future. An unexpectedly buoyant tale of loss and healing."

— Kirkus Reviews

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