Saturday, October 9, 2010

Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord

From the Publisher: "The state of Maine plans to shut down her island’s schoolhouse, which would force Tess’s family to move to the mainland--and Tess to leave the only home she has ever known. Fortunately, the islanders have a plan too: increase the numbers of students by having several families take in foster children. So now Tess and her family are taking a chance on Aaron, a thirteen-year-old trumpet player who has been bounced from home to home. And Tess needs a plan of her own--and all the luck she can muster. Will Tess’s wish come true or will her luck run out?"

Publisher: Scholastic, 2010, 192 pp.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed this story overall; a lovely message of opening heart and home to children in need of both. It was a cozy read, good for kids who don't want to delve into darker issues that could've emerged, such as any exploration of Aaron's sadness and tough experiences. Personally, I would've wanted to know Aaron better by learning more about his darker side, and Tess could've evolved more deeply by doing the same.