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The Summer I Saved the World . . . in 65 Days

by Michele Weber Hurwitz

eBook

It's summertime, and thirteen-year-old Nina Ross is feeling kind of lost. Her beloved grandma died last year; her parents work all the time; her brother's busy; and her best friend is into clothes, makeup, and boys. While Nina doesn't know what "her thing" is yet, it's definitely not shopping and makeup. And it's not boys, either. Though . . . has Eli, the boy next door, always been so cute?
This summer, Nina decides to change things. She hatches a plan. There are sixty-five days of summer. Every day, she'll anonymously do one small but remarkable good thing for someone in her neighborhood, and find out: does doing good actually make a difference? Along the way, she discovers that her neighborhood, and her family, are full of surprises and secrets.
In this bighearted, sweetly romantic novel, things may not turn out exactly as Nina expects. They might be better.
Praise:
Finalist for the Golden Sower Award (Nebraska)
Nominated for the Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards
Nominated for the Sunshine State Young Readers Award (Florida)


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Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 8, 2014

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780385371087
  • Release date: April 8, 2014

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780385371087
  • File size: 3131 KB
  • Release date: April 8, 2014


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Kindle Book
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:3.5
Lexile® Measure:530
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:2

It's summertime, and thirteen-year-old Nina Ross is feeling kind of lost. Her beloved grandma died last year; her parents work all the time; her brother's busy; and her best friend is into clothes, makeup, and boys. While Nina doesn't know what "her thing" is yet, it's definitely not shopping and makeup. And it's not boys, either. Though . . . has Eli, the boy next door, always been so cute?
This summer, Nina decides to change things. She hatches a plan. There are sixty-five days of summer. Every day, she'll anonymously do one small but remarkable good thing for someone in her neighborhood, and find out: does doing good actually make a difference? Along the way, she discovers that her neighborhood, and her family, are full of surprises and secrets.
In this bighearted, sweetly romantic novel, things may not turn out exactly as Nina expects. They might be better.
Praise:
Finalist for the Golden Sower Award (Nebraska)
Nominated for the Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards
Nominated for the Sunshine State Young Readers Award (Florida)


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