Half a World Away

By KADOHATA, Cynthia

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9781481418065
Publisher
S. & S. Atheneum


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Reviewed on September 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–6—Twelve-year-old Jaden Kincaid is fascinated by electricity, admiring its powerful constancy and connectedness to everything. Electricity is one of the many things Jaden didn't know about when he was adopted from a Romanian orphanage four years earlier. More importantly, it serves as an emotional salve against the deep-rooted pain the tween feels from having been abandoned at age four by his birth mother. But Jaden doesn't feel connected to Penni and Steve, his adoptive parents. He lashes out by hoarding food, stealing, and lying to those around h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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