Reaching for Sun: Book summary and reviews of Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Reaching for Sun

by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Reaching for Sun
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2007
    272 pages
    Genre: Poetry

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Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. Her family's small farmhouse seems to shrink each time another mansion grows up behind it. She lives with her career-obsessed mom and opinionated Gran, but has never known her father. Then there's her cerebral palsy: even if Josie wants to forget that she was born with a disability, her mom can't seem to let it go. Yet when a strange new boy--Jordan--moves into one of the houses nearby, he seems oblivious to all the things that make Josie different. Before long, Josie finds herself reaching out for something she's never really known: a friend… and possibly more. Interlinked free verse poems tell the beautiful, heartfelt story of a girl, a family farm reduced to a garden, and a year of unforgettable growth.

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"Starred Review. Readers living with a disability or trying to understand others seem like the target audience, but Josie's voice has a universal appeal." - Kirkus.

"Written in verse, this quick-reading, appealing story will capture readers' hearts with its winsome heroine and affecting situations." - Booklist.

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