A summer of love, loss, and justice.
Things were complicated enough forRoar, even before her father decided toyank her out of the city and go organic.Suddenly, she’s a farm girl, albeit areluctant one, selling figs at the farmers’market and developing her photographsin a ramshackle shed. Caught betweena troublemaking sidekick named Storm, abrooding, easy-on-the-eyes L.A. boy,and a father on a human rights crusadethat challenges the fabric of the farmcommunity, Roar is going to have to tackleit all—even with dirt under her fingernailsand her hair pulled back with a rubberband meant for asparagus.
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YVONNE PRINZ is the author of several books, including the Clare series and The Vinyl Princess, which won the California Library Association’s John and Patricia Beatty Award, was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Crime Fiction and was named to Resource Links’ Year’s Best of 2010 list. A Canadian living in San Francisco, she is the co-founder of Amoeba Music, the world’s largest independent music store.From School Library Journal:
Gr 9 Up-Many issues are crammed into this coming-of-age novel-the politics of illegal immigration and the rights of migrant farmworkers; dealing with abandonment by a depressed, alcoholic mother; and adjusting to life on an organic farm after growing up in San Francisco-but the heart of this book is a love story. Aurora, 15, and her father witness a car accident in which a Mexican woman illegally in the United States is killed by a reckless driver. Roar's dad, a former human-rights lawyer turned farmer, urges the remaining family to press a civil suit. Fearing his reaction to her blossoming relationship with the son of the woman responsible for the accident, Aurora hides her growing feelings for Forest. A sweet first love unfolds over the course of the summer and culminates in Aurora's tenderly described first sexual experience. The writing is fluid and the plot moves quickly, but it is grounded by descriptions of summer on a vegetable farm. This book should appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen and contemporary romance.-Caroline Tesauro, Radford Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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