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The Boy on Cinnamon Street

Title

The Boy on Cinnamon Street

Authors

Phoebe Stone

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780545215121

Pages

234 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

none

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

Diversity Impact

indirect

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