Some Kind of Happiness

Title

Some Kind of Happiness

Authors

Claire Legrand

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781442466012

Pages

400 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Finley Hart is sent to her grandparents' house for the summer, but her overwhelmingly sad days continue until she escapes into her writings, which soon turn mysteriously real as she realises she must save this magical world in order to save herself.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

580L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Kinship care; Divorce; Mental illness; Addiction; grandparents looking after grandchild; divorced parents; depression; anxiety; panic attacks; alcoholism

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2016, Finalist, Middle Grade Fiction
Edgar Allen Poe Awards, 2017, Nominee, Best Juvenile

Keywords

trees; fire; house; relationships; fueds; secrets; fighting; children; forrest; stories; writing

Diversity Impact

direct

Some Kind of Happiness

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