Going Going by Naomi Shihab Nye

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Florrie's favorite coffee shop, with its open mike night, dreamy candles, and cute waiters ... Going?

The mysterious little hut selling fresh lemon ice on the west side of town ... Going?

The boutique featuring clothes you don't find at the mall, allowing you to look like ... an interesting person ... Going?

Individuality. Originality. Quality.

Independence. Opportunity.

Going, going, gone.

What's a girl to do?


About Naomi Shihab Nye

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Naomi Shihab Nye has received a Lannan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and four Pushcart Prizes. Her collection 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her collection Honeybee was awarded the Arab-American Book Award. She is currently serving on the Board of Chancellors for the Academy of American Poets. Naomi Shihab Nye has edited several honored and popular poetry anthologies, including Time You Let Me In, What Have You Lost?, Salting the Ocean, and This Same Sky, and she is the author of the novels Habibi and Going, Going. She lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas.
Published March 29, 2005 by Greenwillow Books. 240 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult.

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Florrie’s 16th birthday wish is for a boycott of chain stores.

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(The girl "loved old things in a way that even she could not understand.") Leading demonstrations and protests against such establishments as Wal-Mart, Florrie makes her voice heard, gains publicity for her cause and in doing so, piques the interest of a cute boy, Ramsey, whose father ironically ...

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Who are those members of Florrie's family who are mentioned but never fully explored?) While GOING GOING is at times an inspiring narrative, readers will most likely want more of what is merely hinted at.

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