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Krisher, Trudy
New York : Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1999.
ISBN 0440220238
Imagine yourself without a father your whole life, and suddenly you find yourself sitting next to him at the dinner table.  Imagine wishing for something every day of your life, and one day getting it.  I guess people were right when they told fifteen-year-old Pert Wilson,   “Be careful what you wish for, because it just might come true.”

Kinship is a story about a fifteen-year-old girl named Pert Wilson.  Pert’s father or “daddy,” as she called him, left her, her mother and her brother many years ago.  There wasn’t a day that went by that Pert didn’t whisper the same message over and over again, hoping her father would receive the message and come home.  Home.  What exactly was home?  The tiny community of trailers that Pert had lived in her whole life was home , but not the home that Pert longed for.  She longed for a home with a daddy.  But one day her daddy shows up and turns the whole trailer park upside down.  This all forces Pert to make important choices, to think about her family, and to rethink her concept of her kin.  So join Pert and the rest of Homestead Circle Park.  For the young, enjoy and relate to Pert and all the adventures she finds herself in.  And for the old, relive childhood memories, and remember when you too were a Pert Wilson.  Just trying to understand about your life, your family, your friends, and most importantly, your kin. Read Kinship, byTrudy Krisher.   (Stacey K., 8th grade student, Rundlett Middle School)

SUBJECTS:     Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        City and town life -- Georgia -- Fiction.
                        Georgia -- Fiction.


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