The World From Up Here

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Author: Galante, Cecilia

Brand: Scholastic Press

Number Of Pages: 320

Release Date: 28-06-2016

Details: Product Description Wren Baker has never felt brave a day in her life. She doesn't even know what she's afraid of, really. Only that if she raises her voice or leaves her mark or ventures too far from home, she'll risk falling flat on her face. But that all changes when Wren's cousin, Silver, walks into her life. Silver is totally fearless. Maybe that's why she's the most popular girl in the sixth grade. She dares Wren to take risks, to live out loud, to finally spread her wings. And when Silver decides to undertake the journey of a lifetime, Wren is forced to make a decision: Is she in or is she out? There's only one way Wren will ever learn to fly. It's time for her to stand at the edge of the unknown...and jump. Full of heartache and hope, The World From Up Here is a tender, moving story about old secrets and new friendships, anxiety and Asperger syndrome, and what it means to face the things that scare us most. From School Library Journal Gr 4–7—Galante introduces readers to Wren, a fearful and anxious sixth grader at a rural Pennsylvania school. After Wren's mother is hospitalized to treat her own anxiety and depression, Wren, her younger brother, and their dog move in with their aunt Marianne and cousin Silver. Silver's bravery inspires Wren to take more risks, including defending herself, and Wren discovers she is braver than she thought. For a school assignment, Silver decides to interview local legend Witch Weatherly, who reportedly lives in a house on Creeper Mountain. Despite Aunt Marianne's disapproval, Silver and Wren make the treacherous journey up the mountain. Silver and Wren's friendship deepens as they motivate and confide in each other along the way. Wren's courage is tested when their journey takes a dangerous turn. Galante's novel features likeable and realistic characters, with a hint of thrill, magic, and mystery. VERDICT An uplifting and inspiring read that will be especially appreciated by readers struggling to find their bravery.—Jess Gafkowitz, New York Public Library Review Praise for The World from Up Here: "Galante creates a realistically complex character in Wren, sensitively portraying her anxieties and her realizations about how she holds herself back." -- Publishers Weekly, April 2016 "Galante's penned a poignant tale of self-discovery." -- Kirkus Reviews, April 2016 From the Inside Flap Wren Baker has never felt brave a day in her life. She doesn't even know what she's afraid of, really. Only that if she raises her voice or leaves her mark or ventures too far from home, she'll risk falling flat on her face. But that all changes when Wren's cousin, Silver, walks into her life. Silver is totally fearless. Maybe that's why she's the most popular girl in the sixth grade. She dares Wren to take risks, to live out loud, to finally spread her wings. And when Silver decides to undertake the journey of a lifetime, Wren is forced to make a decision: Is she in or is she out? There's only one way Wren will ever learn to fly. It's time for her to stand at the edge of the unknown...and jump. Full of heartache and hope, The World From Up Here is a tender, moving story about old secrets, new friendships, and what it means to face the things that scare us most. From the Back Cover Choose to be brave. About the Author Cecilia Galante is the author of books for children, teens, and adults. Her books have received numerous awards, including a NAIBA Best Book of the Year and an Oprah's Teen Read Selection for her first novel, THE PATRON SAINT OF BUTTERFLIES. In addition to teaching eighth grade English, Cecilia also teaches fiction writing at Wilkes University's Graduate Creative Writing program. She lives in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

EAN: 9780545848459

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New