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The Boy on Cinnamon Street

Title

The Boy on Cinnamon Street

Authors

Phoebe Stone

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Pages

234 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780545215121

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Legal guardianship; Abandonment; death of a mother; grandparents raising grandchild; abandoned by father

Annotation

A story about a wounded girl and the boy who won't give up on her. 7th grader Louise should be the captain of her school's gymnastics team - but she isn't. She's fun and cute and should have lots of friends - but she doesn't. And there's a dreamy boy who has a crush on her - but somehow they never connect. Louise has everything going for her - so what is it that's holding her back? Phoebe Stone tells the winning story of the spring when 7th grader Louise Terrace wakes up, finds the courage to confront the painful family secret she's hiding from - and finally get the boy.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

indirect

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth, 2012; Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth, 2012; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2014-2015, Nominee; Keystone to Reading Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

best friends; memory; friendship; suicide; crushes; trauma

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Boy on Cinnamon Street

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