Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord

Tess lives on an island with her parents and little sister. The only school on the island is in danger of closing because a family with five children moved away and now there are not enough students to keep the school running. In an effort to keep the school open five foster children are brought to families on the island and Aaron has joined Tess's family. At first Tess is excited by the prospect of a new family member but Aaron doesn't seem to want to be there with them. And his attitude is not helped by the local bully who takes every opportunity to call Aaron an orphan. Aaron longs to see his mother but he is not allowed to have any contact with her. But Tess hopes that Aaron will be happier if he has a chance to talk to his mother and can see that he's better off where he is so she takes matters into her own hands.

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