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Old 04-23-10, 02:41 PM
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Lightbulb May's chat book is What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

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In this sophisticated thriller, 15-year-old Evie grows up quickly when she discovers her adored parents are not the people she thought they were. While on vacation in Palm Beach in 1947, Evie’s parents, Joe and Bev, get involved in a shady business deal with the Graysons, another couple on holiday. Meanwhile, Evie begins a flirtation with Peter, a handsome ex-GI who served with Joe and just happens to be staying at their hotel. Evie soon learns that Peter’s presence is no coincidence and that he threatens to uncover a terrible secret that Joe has kept since the war. Then Bev, Joe, and Peter go boating, but only two of them return. Evie must sort through secrets, lies, and her own grief to find the truth. Using pitch-perfect dialogue and short sentences filled with meaning, Blundell has crafted a suspenseful, historical mystery that not only subtly explores issues of post–WWII racism, sexism, and socioeconomic class, but also realistically captures the headiness of first love and the crushing realization that adults are not all-powerful. Grades 8-12. --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Old 04-23-10, 05:50 PM
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I think I am going to have to grab this and join you for the chat, sounds great!
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Old 05-24-10, 05:04 PM
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I got this book from the library and was wondering when we were thinking of chatting. I know Rudi is out of town now and not sure when she is returning and I am gone most of next week too so maybe sometime the week of June 7th?
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Old 05-24-10, 11:59 PM
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Im good with that Michelle, so far I dont have anything going on that week. Next week is really crazy for me too!
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