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Glick, Susan.
New York : Holt, 2003
ISBN 0805068449
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After her mom relocates to California, Lorrie moves to the suburbs of Washington DC to live with her father and his new wife. Her vision of a summer of relaxing by the pool with her friend Sarah is quickly dashed by Sarah’s involvement with her boyfriend and her job at the stables. Lorrie’s step mom takes a new job helping an elderly woman prepare her home and belongings for sale and invites Lorrie to work with her. The woman, famous photographer Mollie Price, is gruff and grumpy. But as Lorrie, an amateur photographer herself, comes to know Mollie, she becomes interested in her life story and the pictures in her home of presidents, world leaders, war and every other major newsworthy event. Mollie reluctantly agrees to help Lorrie improve her skills as a photographer, but Lorrie can’t seem to find the “one shot” she’s looking for. Meanwhile, Lorrie is also learning about his father’s new wife, working to overcome her fear of horses, and wondering if romance is coming her way. You will especially enjoy this book if you like photography because the author, Susan Glick, is a journalist who also takes pictures.

"Lorrie reached for her camera. Okay, this was it. This was the kind of emotion that would work perfectly for the fourth assignment. All she had to do was focus and snap. It would be easy. She could be finished in minutes. She lifted the camera to her eye. The woman was now sobbing, her shoulders heaving up and down. A man, also crying stepped over and cradled her in his arm. Lorrie wondered who they were crying for. A son? A nephew? The woman’s brother? A neighborhood boy? Lorrie lowered the camera. The shot was there, but she couldn’t take it." (Page 163)  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)

SUBJECTS:  Photography -- Fiction.
                    Old age -- Fiction.
                    Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.


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