Finding Ruby Starling

By RIVERS, Karen

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9780545534826
Publisher
Scholastic Arthur A. Levine


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 5–8—After doing an image search on herself, Ruth Quayle finds pictures of a girl who looks like her double. Ruby Starling is also 12 ¾, but unlike Ruth, living in America with adoptive parents, she lives in England with her birth mother. The novel is told in a series of emails between the girls and to and from their friends and families.The emails are full of slang that works for both girls' cultures and feels s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

Twins separated at birth, a neonatal heart transplant, and the death of a beloved grandmother--it all sounds a bit much, but Rivers pulls it off in this epistolary, dual-narrator story. Ruth, an American twelve-year-old, e-finds her identical twin, Ruby, in England. As with any novel in letters (in this case emails, handwritten notes to the dead grandmother, and the occasional Tumblr posting), voice is everything,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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