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finds that she's spending more and more time daydreaming. You can't really
blame her from wanting to escape from reality. After all, she has to cope
with cruel classmates, a depressed mom and a dad she's afraid of. The fantasies
Angie makes up are so much nicer to live in than her real world. As her
world gets worse, she finds it harder to make up fantasies to escape into.
When 90 year old Aunt Seatta comes to visit, she brings the gift of "shimmershine".
When the old ones were living as slaves, they used the "get-up gift" to
keep them from falling into depression. Angie uses her inner strength to
create a new dream for herself. Will she be able to use this new power
to create a better real life as well? Read THE SHIMMERSHINE QUEENS to find
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