The Key to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson

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The funny thing about stop signs is that they're also start signs.

Mayzie is the brainy middle sister, Brooks is the beautiful but conflicted oldest, and Palmer's the quirky baby of the family. In spite of their differences, the Gold sisters have always been close.

When their father dies, everything begins to fall apart. Level–headed May is left to fend for herself (and somehow learn to drive), while her two sisters struggle with their own demons. But the girls learn that while there are a lot of rules for the road, there are no rules when it comes to the heart. Together, they discover the key to moving on – and it's the key to their father's Pontiac Firebird.

This critically acclaimed, totally compelling book is perfect for readers looking for both a fun ride and a life–changing journey from one of today's best new YA writers. And it fits perfectly in the glove compartment.


About Maureen Johnson

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Maureen Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include Suite Scarlett, Scarlett Fever, Girl At Sea, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and The Key To The Golden Firebird. She lives in New York City, but travels to the UK regularly to soak up the drizzle and watch English TV.
Published January 29, 2009 by HarperTeen. 308 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Romance. Fiction

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As Brooks falls in with the wrong crowd while Palmer keeps her own intense grief to herself, May struggles with work and study, with learning to drive, and with her long-suppressed romance with Pete.

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Three sisters named for baseball players by their beloved father begin to unravel after his death.

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