Touch Blue

Touch Blue

Paperback - 2012
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An exquisite second novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES! TOUCH BLUE, sure as certain, will touch your heart.

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?

Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord offers a warm-hearted, humorous, and thoughtful look at what it means to belong--and how lucky we feel when we do. Touch Blue, sure as certain, will touch your heart.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2012
ISBN: 9780545035323
0545035325

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navy_wolf_412
Apr 03, 2018

Another good foster kid book.

LPL_RachaelH May 22, 2015

The journey that Tess takes as her family takes on a foster child is great. She learns that families come is all sizes and definitions and that change may not be such a bad thing. With its elements of the sea and family, this is a great read for summer vacation!

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ilovepiggy
Jan 14, 2015

Yeah, i agree with the previous comment. Its a nice book :)

gash Jul 08, 2012

Good book. At parts it was a little slow and boring, but soon enough it became good again. I liked the superstitions at the beginning of the chapters and i loooooooooooooved the setting.

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kendrabain
May 01, 2012

This book turned out to be completely different that I thought it would be, but that was fine, because I liked it anyway. I thought it would be about keeping the school open, when in fact it was about making Aaron a part of their family.

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rosalina
Mar 24, 2012

it was a good book it just gets me mad when Aaron is always doing i would of done differently!

LocketLibrarian Mar 15, 2012

I really enjoyed this one. Lord has such a descriptive style and a talent at fleshing out her characters. This is one of those books I didn't think I would like and ended up thoroughly enjoying.

RenGrrl Jun 24, 2011

Another from this award winning author!

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greenacres
May 18, 2011

Any book about island life or where the locale is near the ocean immediately draws me in. Great storyline and I love Tess, even if she is superstitious.I liked the chapters headings, which in fact are superstitions that Tess truly believes in. "Never whistle on a boat." "Touch blue and your wish will come true." "Cross your fingers for good luck."....

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Jan 14, 2015

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Orange_Alligator_78 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 7

LocketLibrarian Mar 15, 2012

LocketLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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