“The Line Tender” By Kate Allen
“This juvenile novel is an emotional coming-of-age story that follows Lucy Everhart as she grapples with the loss of both her mother and her best friend, Fred. Allen thoughtfully ties Lucy’s attempts to find meaning in her friendship with Fred to her attempts to better understand the sharks her mother and Fred loved so much. This book is beautifully written and both heartfelt and heartbreaking in the ways that it deals with community, friendship, and tragedy.”- Quetzalli, Meadows
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