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Hold Fast - Blue Balliett
Hold Fast
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From NYT bestselling author Blue Balliett, the story of a girl who falls into Chicago's shelter system, and from there must solve the mystery of her father's strange disappearance.Where is Early's father? He's not the kind of father who would disappear. But he's gone . . . and he's left a whole... show more
From NYT bestselling author Blue Balliett, the story of a girl who falls into Chicago's shelter system, and from there must solve the mystery of her father's strange disappearance.Where is Early's father? He's not the kind of father who would disappear. But he's gone . . . and he's left a whole lot of trouble behind.As danger closes in, Early, her mom, and her brother have to flee their apartment. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to move into a city shelter. Once there, Early starts asking questions and looking for answers. Because her father hasn't disappeared without a trace. There are patterns and rhythms to what's happened, and Early might be the only one who can use them to track him down and make her way out of a very tough place.With her signature, singular love of language and sense of mystery, Blue Balliett weaves a story that takes readers from the cold, snowy Chicago streets to the darkest corner of the public library, on an unforgettable hunt for deep truths and a reunited family.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780545299886 (0545299888)
ASIN: 545299888
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
Nicely done.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Literary fiction is, to my mind, mired in the inner life of privileged people. It's possible to do a lot with that idea, and there are some great novels that come out of it. But in the main, it's not my cuppa. What I miss in fiction for adults is the interest in discovery, both of problems in our so...
AmyM
AmyM rated it
I really enjoyed Balliett's Calder series, so I went into this book with pretty high expectations. Even though those books got weaker as they went along they were so fresh and smart, I couldn't get enough! Hold Fast is a much different book. For starters it's meant for younger readers, but I also th...
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