The Last Best Days of Summer by Valerie Hobbs

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For twelve-year-old Lucy Crandall, the last week of August is the most perfect time in the world. It's the week she gets to spend with Grams at the lake house, canoeing, baking cookies, and glazing pots in Grams's potting shed. Grams has a way of making Lucy feel centered, like one of the pots on her kick wheel--perfect, steady, and completely at peace. But this summer, Grams doesn't seem to be exactly the person she once was. And as the week turns into a roller coaster of surprises--some good, some awful--Lucy can't help but wonder: Will things ever be centered again?


About Valerie Hobbs

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VALERIE HOBBS is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including Defiance, recipient of the ASPCA Henry Bergh Award, and Letting Go of Bobby James, an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Published April 22, 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 208 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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By observing her grandmother’s way of coping with Eddie and her acceptance and enjoyment of his engaging personality, Lucy sees ways to manage her many upcoming changes.

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