A World Away by Nancy Grossman

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In this rich, moving novel, an Amish girl discovers the "fancy" world and must choose between two entirely different ways of life. But whatever choice Eliza makes, she knows she will lose someone she loves.

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Author Bio: Nancy Grossman works for the Honors Program at DePaul University in Chicago, and teaches courses in creative writing. A World Away is her debut novel.
Published July 17, 2012 by Disney Hyperion. 404 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Amish teens are allowed a “rumspringa,” a time of some freedom before they decide to accept baptism and join the permanent community, but her mother's vision of this "running-wild" time is very different from Eliza’s.

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At age 16, Eliza feels trapped by the conservative traditions of her Amish community.

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So the reader gets to see Eliza in her Amish life, with her friends and her family, and also as she gets used to living a new life with all the modern conveniences the Amish live without.

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