Butterfly

By Hartnett, Sonya

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ISBN
978-0-76364-760-5
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2010

Gr 5–9—Using her characteristic surprising and spot-on descriptions, Hartnett drops the usual intensity down a notch or two in this tale. While events seem to be taking place in a recent past, Plum is like every teen in her emotional upheavals, her yearning to fit into a group, and her obliviousness to the feelings of those around her. The narrative mostly focuses on Plum herself, her older brothers ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2010

Plum, an Australian girl on the cusp of fourteen, both craves and fears adulthood and her imminent passage into it. As the school year starts, the threads of her life—her social circle, all predatory scheming; her rapt friendship with Maureen, a married neighbor with a young son; her approaching birthday party; her superstitious reliance on stolen totems for emotional strength—converge in disaster. Plum's adored older brothers have their own problems: Cydar passes through l...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on January 1, 2010

Almost-fourteen-year-old Plum both craves and fears her imminent passage into adulthood. As the school year starts, the threads of her life...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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