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  • Published: New York : Viking, 2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Description: 250 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 540

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780670012824 (hardcover)
  • 0670012823 (hardcover)


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by Bauer, Joan, 1951-

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Call number: Y Fiction / Bauer, Joan

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Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.

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Great book, the plot is so interesting.


This book is absolutely amazing, from start to finish! The story is super well thought out and is a great read!

LOVE THIS:):):):)!!!!!

This author, Joan Bauer, is my absolute favorite author ever, and this book is no exception. it's amazing! I love this book! Can't wait to read the next one!

Great Book

This was a really fun book to read. It incorporated an intriguing story plot along with fun facts about baking. It was especially enjoyable because I like baking a lot also.


I absolutely love this book! It was so interesting and I really thought that the other did an excellent job of writing this book! It is definitely one of my top 10 picks.

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