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Funny How Things Change

by Melissa Wyatt

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Funny How Things Change by Melissa Wyatt
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2009
    208 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Remy Walker has it all: he found the love of his life at home in crumbling little Dwyer, West Virginia, deep in his beloved Appalachian Mountains where his family settled more than one hundred and sixty years ago. But at seventeen, you’re not supposed to already be where you want to be, right? You’ve got a whole world to make your way through, and you start by leaving your dead-end town. Like his girlfriend, Lisa. Lisa’s going away to college. If Remy goes with her, it would be the start of everything they ever dreamed of. So when a fascinating young artist from out of state shows Remy his home through new eyes, why is he suddenly questioning his future?

The author vividly depicts a rich and beautiful place in this powerful novel about a young man who, over the course of a summer, learns how much he has to give up for a girl, and how much he needs to give up for a mountain.

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"Readers will identify with Remy and his feeling of being torn between a comfortable past and uncertain future." - Booklist

"Starred Review. Wyatt’s prose is tautly evocative throughout; her plot is a welcome departure from the stale conventions of the hero’s journey. Ages 12+." - Kirkus Reviews

"Wyatt creates a vivid sense of place where nobody has much, but the land is an organic and awesome presence in the lives of people with ties to it. Grades 9+" - School Library Journal

"A great look at reasons to leave home versus reasons to stay (without involving any abuse, death or depression) and also has an environmental angle involving mountain top removal ... Very well done." - ChasingRay.com

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FUNNY HOW THING CHANGEE
This book is one of my favorite books, because it is telling us make the best decision that is right for us (:

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Melissa Wyatt

Melissa Wyatt fell in love with the landscape of Appalachia on trips "home" with her husband, whose family is from West Virginia. Wyatt lives with her husband and two sons in York, Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised.

Visit Melissa at http://www.melissawyatt.com/

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