Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning by Danette Haworth

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Violet Raines is happy with things just the way they are in her sleepy Florida town, but when Melissa moves to town from big-city Detroit, all of a sudden things seem like they're changing whether Violet likes it or not. It'll take a few run-ins with lightning and a whole lot of courage for her to realize that growing up doesn't have to mean changing who you are. Readers will be struck by this moving coming-of-age story. Danette Haworth held a number of writing jobs before turning to fiction, including positions as a technical writer and a travel writer. Growing up in a military family, Danette lived up and down the East Coast and in Turkey and England; she now calls Orlando, FL, her home. Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning is her first novel.

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DANETTE HAWORTH is the author of Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning, which was named to the California Young Readers Medal Masterlist; The Summer of Moonlight Secrets; and Me &
Published September 5, 2010 by Walker Childrens. 186 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Haworth deftly explores Violet’s ambivalence toward growing up with an authenticity that will resonate with readers, who will appreciate her competent management of such crucial tween issues as best friends, fidelity and impending maturity.

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