Cherry Money Baby

By CUSICK, John M.

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ISBN
978-0-7636-5557-0
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2013  |  Fiction

Gr 9 Up—Foul-mouthed, short-tempered Cherry Kerrigan, 17, knows exactly what she wants from life. She's in love with the boy next door and plans to marry him as soon as she's through with high school. Her father has higher hopes for her; he wants her to go to college and rise above their trailer-park lifestyle. After her town's cola plant gets turned into a movie set, Cherry winds up performing the Heimlich maneuver on the star. Her father is completely supportive of the resulti...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2013

A funny, whip-smart, and refreshingly original depiction of small-town life and big-time fame. Cherry, a burrito-rolling “artist” with a gift for colorful language and a strong tendency to speak her mind, is an uncommonly magnetic protagonist. Even before she saves Ardelia Deen from choking to death and then gives an interview to the press that goes viral, Cherry comes across as a girl who could be a star herself one day. The supporting cast is also exceptionally strong and distinctive. Elegant but fun-loving Ardelia takes Cherry un...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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