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The Perfect Place
by Teresa E. Harris


Overview - Treasure's dad has disappeared and her mom sets out to track him down, leaving twelve-year-old Treasure and her little sister, Tiffany, in small-town Virginia with their eccentric, dictatorial Great-Aunt Grace. GAG (as the girls refer to her) is a terrible cook, she sets off Treasure's asthma with her cat and her chain smoking, and her neighbors suspect her in the recent jewel thefts.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Treasure's dad has disappeared and her mom sets out to track him down, leaving twelve-year-old Treasure and her little sister, Tiffany, in small-town Virginia with their eccentric, dictatorial Great-Aunt Grace. GAG (as the girls refer to her) is a terrible cook, she sets off Treasure's asthma with her cat and her chain smoking, and her neighbors suspect her in the recent jewel thefts. As the hope of finding their dad fades, the girls and their great-aunt begin to understand and accommodate one another. When a final dash to their dad's last known address proves unsuccessful, Treasure has to accept that he's gone for good. When she goes back to Great-Aunt Grace's, it is the first time she has returned to a place instead of just moving on. Convincing, fully realized characters, a snarky narrative voice, and laugh-aloud funny dialogue make The Perfect Place a standout among stories of adjustment and reconfigured families.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780547255194
  • ISBN-10: 0547255195
  • Publisher: Clarion Books
  • Publish Date: November 2014
  • Page Count: 263
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-12
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States - African-American
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-10-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

Twelve-year-old Treasure is sure that there’s a “perfect place” out there, somewhere her family can be happy—and together. She’s equally confident that it won’t be anything like Black Lake, the small Virginia town where her Great-Aunt Grace lives, and where her mother has left Treasure and her younger sister after the girls’ father took off. Great-Aunt Grace (aka “Gag”) is described as both a “mountain” and a “storm”: she’s a stubborn country woman, and no fan of Treasure’s “no-’count” father or of spoiled children. Treasure’s dream of being reunited with her father begins to fade as Terrance, an equally smart and out-of-place new arrival in town, tests her resolve not to make friends, and Great-Aunt Grace turns detective in response to a rash of thefts. Harris (Summer Jackson: Grown Up) makes the “tough old bird with a tender heart” character fresh: Great-Aunt Grace may not be educated, but she’s canny and kind in her own gruff way. Black Lake and its close-knit African-American community, as seen through Treasure’s eyes, come through strongly. Ages 10–up. Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary Agency. (Nov.)

 
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