Where I Belong

Title

Where I Belong

Publisher

Clarion Books

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780544540668

Pages

240 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Eleven-year-old Brendan Doyle doesn't get along with his foster mother, he's failing fifth grade, and he's bullied mercilessly by a band of boys in his class. Then Brendan meets two potential friends--an eccentric old man and a girl from summer school--and he sees that there may be hope for him after all.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

640L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Foster care; foster child; foster mother; foster family

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

foster mother

Awards

Great Stone Face Book Award, 2015 - 2016

Keywords

daydream; bullying; friendship; nature; books; summer school; middle school; magic; mystical; treehouse; imagination; forests; death; escapism

Diversity Impact

direct

Where I Belong

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