Someday by Jackie French Koller

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The building of the Quabbin Resevoir in western Massanchusetts in the 1930s signals the end of three small rural towns-and the beginning of a different life for 14-year-old Celie Wheeler.

Celie Wheeler's family has lived in Enfield, Massachusetts, for generations, and she would love to live there forever. For all of her fourteen years, though, the threat that Enfield and two other neighboring towns might be claimed by eminent domain to build the Quabbin Reservoir has been very real. For Celie the coming of the reservoir has always been "someday", far off in the future. But that "someday" has now arrived, and the secure happy world she's known will soon vanish. What does the future hold for her and her family?

About Jackie French Koller

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Jackie French Koller is a prolific children's author. Jackie's first book, Impy for Always, was published in 1989. She's gone on to write over 30 other books including The Keepers and Dragonling Series. Koller's books have received numerous awards and accolades - among them ALA Notable Book and IRA Teachers' Choice. Jackie lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and when she's not writing she enjoys painting, reading, hiking, making gingerbread houses, and playing with her grandchildren.
Published March 18, 2012 by Jackie French Koller. 179 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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A perceptive picture of small-town life that defines the meaning of “watershed” as the people must cope with wrenching change when their small Massachusetts town disappears.

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Amid the demolitions and the deliberately set fires that punctuate her days, Celie juggles her own despair with her concern for her aged grandmother and widowed mother, even as she experiences the thrill of her first romantic feelings—for the young man sent by the Metropolitan District Water Supp...

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Celie's mother is angry with Gran and says she should face reality, but that's because Celie's mother really wants to leave.

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