Bounce

Bounce

Book - 2007
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Thirteen-year-old Evyn's world is turned upside-down when her father, widowed since she was a toddler, suddenly decides to marry a woman with six children, move with Ev and her brother from Maine to Boston, and enroll her in private school.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439853507
0439853508
Branch Call Number: YA F FRI

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Maria_Wa
Aug 29, 2016

I really liked this book. It was about a girl in a new family and a new house. It is worthy reading.

lakevilla_IDOL Nov 01, 2012

This book is about a girl named Evyn. She has a brother and six step-siblings. She has a hard life. Her mother passed away when she was young and now her father is getting re-married. She hardly knows this lady and Evyn and her brother are being forced by there father. They don't like her children. Read this book to find out more.

Ólive Jul 16, 2012

nice book

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dixiedog
Jun 19, 2012

‘Bounce’ was a great book to read and I recommend it to my friends. Doctor-at-Bass -2! M. A.

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hpmuggle
Nov 10, 2011

personally, i enjoyed Perfect, also by natasha friend, more than Bounce. however, this was mainly because Perfect was longer and had more detail, whereas Bounce tended to skip over a lot of areas that could have been easily much longer and more interesting. not saying Bounce wasn't good-it really was; a fun, quick, light and easy read all at once. The message behind the story was really great, too. Natasha Friend is a great author :D

colleenrice Jul 20, 2011

This was a wonderful book. It would be great for kids with divorced parents. It seems like the world is going to end for Evyn, but it becomes much better in many ways.

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Ubalstecha
Feb 16, 2011

Natasha Friend has proven herself to be a genius when it comes to capturing the lives of pre-teen and teen girls. In this novel, she looks at the life of Evyn, a thriteen year-old girl who lost her mother when she was very young. Since then it has just been her dad, her brother and her. Their life is happy, if a little financially strapped.

That all changes one day when she and her brother come home from camp to the announcement that her father is getting married to a college professor and the family is moving to Boston.

Evyn's world is turned upside down as she is thrust into a blended family. The college professor, Eleni, already has six kids. Evyn's dog isn't allowed in the house. Girls at her new toney private school only want to be friends with her to get info on her handsome new stepbrother. Her best friend back in Maine seems to be drifiting away and making new friends. To top it all, her stepmother is pregnant.

Having lived through an experience similar to Evyn, this book was an accurate portrayal of how children deal with dramatic change in their lives. Evyn lashing out at those around her is very typical. Contrasted to this is her brother Mackey embracing the move as a chance to be someone else. I also found this book incredibly moving as Friend hit the nail on the head on the emotions these kind of upheavals bring. Mandatory reading for a parent planning to blend their family, let alone the kids who might have to live through it.

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mjohnsonxox
Oct 29, 2010

This book is really changing, like her other books I fell in love!

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rosepetal16
Jul 07, 2010

I didn't find this novel as strong as the other ones(such as Lush, Perfect) but it was really emotional, and I'm looking forward to reading other Natasha Friend novels.

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Feb 20, 2014

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Ólive Jul 16, 2012

Natasha Friend has proven herself to be a genius when it comes to capturing the lives of pre-teen and teen girls. In this novel, she looks at the life of Evyn, a thriteen year-old girl who lost her mother when she was very young. Since then it has just been her dad, her brother and her. Their life is happy, if a little financially strapped. That all changes one day when she and her brother come home from camp to the announcement that her father is getting married to a college professor and the family is moving to Boston. Evyn's world is turned upside down as she is thrust into a blended family. The college professor, Eleni, already has six kids. Evyn's dog isn't allowed in the house. Girls at her new toney private school only want to be friends with her to get info on her handsome new stepbrother. Her best friend back in Maine seems to be drifiting away and making new friends. To top it all, her stepmother is pregnant. Having lived through an experience similar to Evyn, this book was an accurate portrayal of how children deal with dramatic change in their lives. Evyn lashing out at those around her is very typical. Contrasted to this is her brother Mackey embracing the move as a chance to be someone else. I also found this book incredibly moving as Friend hit the nail on the head on the emotions these kind of upheavals bring. Mandatory reading for a parent planning to blend their family, let alone the kids who might have to live through it.

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