Book - 1999/09/01
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When her aunt and uncle take her from New Mexico to Lugano, Switzerland, to attend an international school, thirteen-year-old Dinnie discovers an expanding world and her place within it.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTrophy, 1999/09/01
Edition: 1st Harper Trophy ed
ISBN: 9780064408233
Branch Call Number: J FICTION CREECH
Characteristics: 273 p. : map ; 20 cm


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Jun 23, 2019

This wasn't a book that I would have discovered on my own, as it's written for 8-12 year olds (and I being in my 40's), but fortunately it was in a pile of books that I found at work when we relocated to a new building last summer and it was one of the books I kept in my "to-be-read" pile.
I have to say that I wish, oh how I wish, that this book had been in our school library when I was in elementary school in the 70's because, as my five-star rating suggests, it was amazing. I really loved the main character, Denni and her willingness to accept her new "opportunity" of leaving her home and going to Switzerland for the school year to attend the American school there and live with her aunt and uncle. At times, this book was laugh-out-loud hilarious and there were a few intense moments in it as well. The attention to detail that Ms. Creech puts into this book made it easy to picture exactly what Denni was seeing and experiencing in Switzerland and I'm pretty sure that most who read this book will wish even a tiny bit that they could take a trip to that beautiful country. I would have loved to have had an experience like Denni did, especially at her young age. This book was written in 1989 and as of yet I have not read any other Sharon Creech books but I would seriously love to read a sequel to this to find out what happened after the last page. I'm sure it would be just as exciting if not better than the original. The book is a little long, and I did find it harder to keep reading than I wanted it to be, but that would be my only negative thing about it. Seriously, read this book, no matter what your age. You won't regret it. (less)

Jul 29, 2016

again its great just like walk two moons

Dec 02, 2012

this is a really good book. i liked guthrie

chiangtingchen May 31, 2012

It's a nice book. I liked her family. Though, i could have expected more to the story. But it was nice and sad.


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Aug 21, 2013

"One or two or three years ago," Guthrie said, "we each stood there in our own yellow woods, and we each chose the road to this particular school. Remember?"

Jun 25, 2012

“By the time I got to the bottom, I understood what Guthrie ment when he shouted LIBERO! It was a celebration of being alive.”


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