Suzanne Lafleur Listening for Lucca

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Listening for Lucca

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"I'm obsessed with abandoned things." Siena's obsession began a year and a half ago, around the time her two-year-old brother Lucca stopped talking. Now Mom and Dad are moving the family from Brooklyn to Maine hoping that it will mean a  whole new start for Lucca and Siena. She soon realizes that their wonderful old house on the beach holds secrets. When Siena writes in her diary with an old pen she found in her closet, the pen writes its own story, of Sarah and Joshua, a brother and sister who lived in the same house during World War II. As the two stories unfold, amazing parallels begin to appear, and Siena senses that Sarah and Joshua's story might contain the key to unlocking Lucca's voice.

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SUZANNE LAFLEUR received her MFA in writing for children from The New School. This is her third novel.

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Gr 5-8–Thirteen-year-old Siena moves from New York City to a Maine coastal town before the start of eighth grade. Unlike most teens, she doesn't mind the change. Her strange visions make it difficult to establish close friendships, and she's hoping a new school will allow her to shed her reputation as a weirdo. Like her parents, Siena also hopes the new environment will encourage her mute three-year-old brother to begin speaking again. Siena starts to uncover oddities about their new home: she sees and hears flashes from the past, and an old pen begins writing its own story. She becomes engrossed in discovering all she can about the house's former inhabitants, a family living there during World War II. Although her weirdness doesn't disappear, Siena is able to form friendships and even a budding romance as she continues to investigate the house's secrets. Her ability to see, interact with, and even alter the past eventually provides her with the insight to help her brother regain his desire to speak. Although Siena's propensity for strange visions has the potential to create a creepy, suspenseful mood, the plot, especially in the first half of the novel, is more deliberate than gripping. The introduction to World War II battlefield trauma lends an interesting historical aspect. Recommend this one to readers willing to stay with a slow beginning for a satisfying conclusion.–Lindsay Cesari, Baldwinsville School District, NYα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LaFleur is perfect for 9+ girls who love Jacqueline Wilson. Summer on the beach, a sprinkling of magic and a ghostly mystery of the past intertwine in an irresistible and compelling story from the author of the acclaimed Love, Aubrey. We re moving to your house - the one from your dream . Siena sees what isn t there; collects what s left behind. Lucca led me to his room, and then just stood in the middle, waiting for me to notice something . Her brother Lucca hasn t spoken for over a year. The doctors think he needs a fresh start, that s why her family left Brooklyn. But their new home feels hauntingly familiar - and when Siena finds an old pen, the story she writes is not her own .Can the secrets of the past help Siena break her brother s silence? Praise for Suzanne LaFleur: Funny, moving and beautifully constructed - Independent on Sunday A warm and inspiring tale about friendship and families with real substance and style - Sunday Times LaFleur s writing is a delight - Daily Mail The best book I have read all year .I loved it - Cathy Cassidy This insighful, delicate tale .offers an enticing blend of history, mystery, and family Publishers Weekly Mysterious and engaging, this is another wonderful outing from the author of Love, Aubrey - Booklist About the author: At a young age, Suzanne LaFleur fell in love with stories and writes to help children do the same. Suzanne works with children in New York and Boston. Also available by Suzanne La Fleur: Love, Aubrey Eight Keys. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141336084

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