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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Hershey Herself Hershey is a 12 year old girl that lives in lil

    Hershey Herself
    Hershey is a 12 year old girl that lives in lilac Lane, Summersville, PA. Hershey has to run away with her mother to a sheltered home because her mother boyfriend is abusing them. Hershey is thinking about her friend because she left her one week away before the talent show. And who will take care of her cat. The cats name is Augustus Glop. Hershey is thinking to herself how the cat will survive the wild life and the cold weather. Hershey has been keeping a journals sent she was in fifth grade and the big accident! The accident is….
    I recommend this book because it’s an inserting book.
    And I really love dram books .

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  • Posted October 31, 2008

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    Twelve-year-old Hershey lives with her mom, baby sister Ella, and her mother's boyfriend, Slade. Ever since Slade moved in with them, things have gone downhill for Hershey. First, it was just little things like the Job List, but it soon progressed into him being verbally abusive, until he became so mad that he threw a glass and almost blinded Hershey. But that's still not enough to convince Hershey's mom to leave him permanently. <BR/><BR/>Hershey finally comes up with a plan to make her mom leave him but it goes all wrong. Slade doesn't just yell and throw something, he hits Hershey's mom and threatens Hershey herself. <BR/><BR/>Hershey's mom makes the decision to run away with Hershey and Ella and go to a battered woman's shelter. Once in the shelter, Hershey finds her worries shifting from practicing for the talent show with her best friend to staying away from Slade and worrying about Augustus Gloop. She also finds herself making unexpected friends with the other women in the shelter and, with their help, she discovers a hidden talent that may just help her win the talent show. <BR/><BR/>Never before have I read a tween book that can use humor and make the reader laugh while dealing with such a tough topic, but Cecilia Galante does just that. The characters, the plot, and the setting are all very realistic to the point where you can feel yourself being pulled into the story. It's written in a way that everyone, whether they're ten, fourteen, or fifty-two, can relate and enjoy. If there's any book that should be required reading for seventh or eighth grade, it's this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2008

    great book

    this book is not another one of those teen books filled with fashion, makeup, looks or anything unreal. This is the best book i have ever read i love how every character has a story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2008

    SO GOOD!!

    This was a great book. I read it in one day! You can't put it down!! HIGHLY reccomended!!

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    Posted February 10, 2010

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