professornana (professornana) wrote,

more connections

This morning I finished reading Cynthia DeFelice's SIGNAL (2009) and thought it interesting since it was similar in some ways to WHITE WITCH, the historical novel I read last night and to other books I have read lately.

Owen, 12, is often left on his own. His father is always working and his mother, sadly, died in a car accident last year. When he meets Campion in the woods one day, he discovers a soul mate even though she asserts her parents are in a spaceship near Earth coming back to get her and take her home. The real story of Campion's life is much more terrestrial, however. She and Owen share some common bonds, boinds that will be tested as the story moves toward its climax. This is a perfect tween novel about belonging and fitting in.
Tags: tween books

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