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  • Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2003.
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 221 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 680

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  • 0763631191 (softcover)
  • 0763617644 :

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Destination unexpected : short stories

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Call number: Teen Fiction

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Something old, something new / -- Brutal interlude / -- Bread on the water / -- My people / -- Bad blood / -- Keep smiling / -- August lights / -- Mosquito / -- The kiss in the carry-on bag / -- Tourist trapped /

The characters in these stories experience things that change the way they look at the world, and at themselves. As distinct as they are compelling, these ten tales of intriguing teenage journeys are spun by ten outstanding authors.

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A Stellar Batch of Short Stories

Unexpected pleasure comes from reading this collection of short stories by top-notch young adult authors. Don Gallo is an experienced editor of the short story collection, and I think writers actually go to him with ideas about what themes and stories would make up an inviting and worthy collection. My favorite in this collection is the first one by Joyce Sweeeney, about an unlikely winner of a short story contest. He has to take a bus across town to accept his award, things happen to delay him, make him late. However, the choices he makes, he's definitely, a winner, whether he gets to the ceremony to accept the award or not.

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