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rarely goes to school even though she knows she should. School is
just so hard. All the letters and numbers just jump all over the
pages and Juice never gets the words right. Her teacher tries to
help, but Juice is just too embarrassed to stay in school. Every
morning Ma sends her off with her sisters, but usually along the way, Juice
decided to stay with Pa instead. Pa is out of work, again, and seems
to like having Juice around. Pa never sends Juice back to school.
Then one day, Juice finds out two secrets. The one about Pa surprises
her but the secret that could take away their home scares Juice.
This secret they can never tell Ma, not now with her being so sick with
the baby on the way. Juice knows she has to help Pa make things better
before Ma finds out. What are these terrible secrets? Read
JUST JUICE by Karen Hesse to find out. (New
Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Family life -- Fiction
Literacy -- Fiction
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