Between Two Skies
Between Two Skies
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Annotation: Enjoying a quiet life in a tiny Louisiana fishing town, 16-year-old Evangeline is set adrift by Hurricane Katrina and must work through difficult political and cultural challenges to regain her sense of belonging.
Catalog Number: #138242
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 267 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7636-9034-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-7636-9034-2
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2017935665
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Genre: Love stories
Language: English
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Word Count: 65,883
Reading Level: 4.4
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.4 / points: 9.0 / quiz: 188790 / grade: Middle Grades+
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.7 / points:17.0 / quiz:Q70748
Lexile: HL650L

Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift. But a new life — and the promise of love — emerges in this rich, highly readable debut.

Bayou Perdu, a tiny fishing town way, way down in Louisiana, is home to sixteen-year-old Evangeline Riley. She has her best friends, Kendra and Danielle; her wise, beloved Mamere; and back-to-back titles in the under-sixteen fishing rodeo. But, dearest to her heart, she has the peace that only comes when she takes her skiff out to where there is nothing but sky and air and water and wings. It’s a small life, but it is Evangeline’s. And then the storm comes, and everything changes. Amid the chaos and pain and destruction comes Tru — a fellow refugee, a budding bluesman, a balm for Evangeline’s aching heart. Told in a strong, steady voice, with a keen sense of place and a vivid cast of characters, here is a novel that asks compelling questions about class and politics, exile and belonging, and the pain of being cast out of your home. But above all, this remarkable debut tells a gently woven love story, difficult to put down, impossible to forget.


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