Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Hartinger, Brent.
New York : Harper Tempest, 2004
ISBN 0060509139
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Only one thing stands between foster kid Lucy Pitt and  Eat-Their-Young Island …a last-chance foster home called Kindle Home. Eat-Their-Young Island was located on a real island, but that wasn’t its real name. It was really called Rabbit Island, but some kid had renamed it too. I guess because rabbits sometimes eat their young. Basically it was a prison for kids…Therapists and counselors could call Rabbit Island a “treatment center” all they wanted, but no one ever got better from their “treatment,” and the only way anyone ever got out was by turning eighteen (from page 10). Lucy will have to stay out of trouble to stay at Kindle Home, but it won’t be easy. One of her housemates, Joy, is trying to set her up to get kicked out. “You’re new,” she said. “I’m Joy…” I knew immediately that, unlike Yolanda and Damon, this one was trouble. Without thinking, I stepped back from the bathroom (from page 18). Lucy faces trouble at school also. The guy looked at me with a stare that would have frozen antifreeze. “You the new groupie, huh?” “Yeah,” I said. “So?” “So no one wants you here. Why don’t you go back where you came from?” (from page 51) As if those challenges aren’t enough Kindle Home is in danger of closing and Lucy may be the only one who can save it. (Prepared by Greta Flinn, SCASL Young Adult Book Awards)
SUBJECTS:     Foster home care -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
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