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Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle is furious when she and her father move from rural Kentucky to a drab suburb in Ohio. She wants her farm back, and above all, she wants her mother back. Why had her mother left home anyway? And why had she disappeared so mysteriously into the mountains of Idaho? Sal comes to terms with these questions—and more—on a wild journey west with her exuberant grandparents. Intricately plotted and wryly narrated by Sal herself, Walk Two Moons is a rarity among novels for young readers: a story that some will cherish for its warm humor and others for its subtle and moving portrayal of grief.

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