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The Summer of the Swans, Betsy Byars

With warmth, realism, and humor, Betsy Byars tells the story of Sarah Godfrey, a fourteen-year-old who wishes she were pretty and popular and had a normal, supportive family that included her absent father. Though she loves her mentally disabled younger brother, Charlie, she is tired of watching over him. When Charlie leaves the house one night and becomes lost, Sarah learns a little more about herself and her family.

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