Ch#65533;rie Witkowski is twelve, and she doesn't want to turn thirteen this year. This is the year, 1968, that everything -- absolutely everything-seems to be changing. At home her parents are expecting a new baby, her mother is fixing up the house so they can sell it and move who-knows-where, and everyone is starting to tease her about the boy next door. Meanwhile her newspaper route brings the changes of the outside world crashing in on her: the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and the disappearance of a girl from a few towns away -- a girl who more braids like Ch#65533;rie, who was about the same age as Ch#65533;rie, who could have been Ch#65533;rie.
Suddenly Ch#65533;rie is scared; nothing seems safe and simple anymore. She longs for easier fears-for playing hide-and-seek in the dark, skipping school, daredevil bike tricks..She builds her own inside world: an elaborate elf house under a bush, complete with staircases, elevators, and carefully designed furniture.
But you can't keep the outside world away forever, especially when you're delivering the daily paper. And maybe Ch#65533;rie has the strength to deal with it after all, and even to change some of the bad to good...
Level 4.3, 7 Points
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|Grouping Title||outside in|
|Grouping Author||young karen romano|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-04-02 23:09:14PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-21 01:34:56AM|
|author||Young, Karen Romano.|
|author_display||Young, Karen Romano|
|available_at_school||Two Rivers Middle|
|detailed_location_school||Two Rivers Middle - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||In 1968, as the Vietnam War continues and violence erupts throughout America, twelve-year-old Cherie tries to understand the changing nature of her relationship with the two teenage brothers across the street, as well as other aspects of her unpredictable world.|
|item_details||ils:CARL0000515060|P00581212|Two Rivers Middle - Teen Fiction|F YOU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4U730|||
|owning_location_school||Two Rivers Middle|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000515060|Book|Books||English|Greenwillow Books,|2001.|201 p. ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Brothers -- Fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, United States -- History -- 1961-1969 -- Fiction|
|title_full||Outside in / by Karen Romano Young|
|topic_facet||Brothers, Family life, Friendship, History|