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 warmhearted, 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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ChingWangJuan
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

ilovepiggy thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Orange_Alligator_78 Apr 08, 2013

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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