Carrying Mason by Joyce Magnin

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When Luna's best friend Mason dies, she's determined to hold onto his memory. Moving in with Mason's mentally disabled mother, Ruby Day, Luna takes over the cooking and cleaning. But trouble arrives in the form of Ruby Day's aunt, who wants her niece put away in a mental institution. It will take all Luna's willpower to defeat the aunt, and along the way she'll learn what it means to lay down one's life for a friend.


About Joyce Magnin

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Joyce Magnin is the author of five novels, including the popular and quirky Bright's Pond Series and the middle grade novel Carrying Mason. She is a frequent conference speaker and writing instructor. Joyce lives in Pennsylvania with her son, Adam, and their crazy cat, Mango, who likes to eat nachos.
Published August 23, 2011 by Zonderkidz. 161 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Unfortunately, Ruby Day isn’t quite able to manage her own home, so Luna moves in with her to provide both companionship and a little supervision.

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Magnin (Bright's Pond series) writes her first book for younger readers with this middle-grade story of 13-year-old Luna, whose best friend Mason dies in a car accident.

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