Livvie Owen Lived Here by Sarah Dooley

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Olivia “Livvie” Owen feels things differently than her parents and two sisters. Livvie is autistic. Her family has had to move repeatedly because of her outbursts. When they again face eviction, Livvie is convinced she has a way to get back to a house where they were all happy, once.

The problem is, Livvie burned down that house.

But she’s not giving up. Here is her story.


About Sarah Dooley

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As a child, SARAH DOOLEY lived twenty-four different places, including an abandoned post office, a tent, and a red cargo van. She now lives in rural West Virginia with her partner and their assortment of dogs, cats, and horses. When she is not writing, she has the pleasure of teaching, and being taught by, children with special needs. This is her first novel.
Published August 17, 2010 by Feiwel & Friends. 240 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books.

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While the whistle at the paper mill in “Nabor-with-an-A” hasn’t blown in a decade and most of the town’s residents have moved to “Neighbor-with-an-E,” 14-year-old autistic Livvie Owen is certain she keeps hearing it, even if no one believes her.

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It takes a lot of love, patience, and understanding from Livvie's parents, her two sisters, and her new substitute teacher to calm her frazzled nerves and help her accept hard truths.

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Two Lane Living

We walk with Livvie and her family down the streets of Nabor (not Neighbor, the town next door) and see the houses, the shut-down mill and the school where Livvie interacts with students who face the world with challenges that are different, but not necessarily worse, than those of other children.

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