Looking for Jamie Bridger [NOOK Book]

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A search to find her parents becomes a quest that shakes Jamie Bridger’s identity to its core

Raised by her grandparents, fourteen-year-old Jamie Bridger has never known who her parents are. When she presses for details, her grandmother protests that she doesn’t remember things that happened years ago, and her grandfather reacts by flying into a rage. But who could forget ...
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Overview

A search to find her parents becomes a quest that shakes Jamie Bridger’s identity to its core

Raised by her grandparents, fourteen-year-old Jamie Bridger has never known who her parents are. When she presses for details, her grandmother protests that she doesn’t remember things that happened years ago, and her grandfather reacts by flying into a rage. But who could forget the birth of their only grandchild? And how could a mother give up her baby for good? Shouldn’t Jamie’s parents have tried to get in contact with her?

Jamie is determined to find answers, and she’ll go to any lengths to get them, even if it means traveling all the way to New York to find a man who shares her name—a man she believes to be her father. But as she starts to put together the pieces of her past, Jamie learns that the truth is more shocking than anything she could have anticipated.

Fourteen-year-old Jamie Bridger is determined to find out who her real parents were in spite of opposition from the grandparents who raised her, but her search ends in a bittersweet discovery.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Clayton Rowen
In the story the reader meets teenager Jamie who has been living with her grandparents. She has a decided to find out about her parents' identity. She is stonewalled by her grandparents. After her grandfather's death she searches for the information on her own. The search reveals truths that Jamie must contend with. This is a story that can be enjoyed by those who like suspense. Note: It deals with homosexuality, too.
School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-Jamie, 14, was raised by her weak and dependent Grandma and her cruel and controlling Grandpa. She has no idea who her parents are, and her grandparents deny ever having had any children. When her frustration finally compels her to confront the old man, his fury leads to a fatal heart attack. Suddenly, Jamie is in charge, and she is determined to find her parents. With a friend to provide sustenance and a take-charge attitude, she begins her search for her identity and for help for her grandmother. What she finds are some good people-a relative she hopes is her father; an eccentric woman whose predilection for painting the shells of turtles is the one serious flaw in the book (this is cruelty, not kindness); and a loving aunt who knows the truth. Solid characters and tough issues, including religious fanaticism, homosexuality, and mental illness, are encountered and presented with balance and clarity. Here is a teen who survives when her support system gives way and thrives when faced with the unfamiliar. While Jamie may seem socially immature, she shows admirable strength and stubbornness, and readers are sure to respect her decisions. Recommend this realistic suspense novel to fans of Caroline Cooney and Susan Beth Pfeffer.-Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497688803
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
  • Publication date: 12/30/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 154
  • Sales rank: 1,090,806
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • File size: 535 KB

Meet the Author

Nancy Springer has passed the fifty-book milestone with novels for adults, young adults, and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magic realism, horror, and mystery—although she did not realize she wrote mystery until she won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America two years in succession. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, Springer moved with her family to Gettysburg, of Civil War fame, when she was thirteen. She spent the next forty-six years in Pennsylvania, raising two children (Jonathan and Nora), writing, horseback riding, fishing, and bird-watching. In 2007 she surprised her friends and herself by moving with her second husband to an isolated area of the Florida Panhandle where the bird-watching is spectacular, and where, when fishing, she occasionally catches an alligator.

Nancy Springer is the award-winning author of more than fifty books, including the Enola Holmes and Rowan Hood series and a plethora of novels for all ages, spanning fantasy, mystery, magic realism, and more. She received the James Tiptree, Jr. Award for Larque on the Wing and the Edgar Award for her juvenile mysteries Toughing It and Looking for Jamie Bridger, and she has been nominated for numerous other honors. Springer currently lives in the Florida Panhandle, where she rescues feral cats and enjoys the vibrant wildlife of the wetlands.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2000

    Jamie Bridger--wow!!!

    I really loved this book. It was so hard at times to understand the pain that Jamie must be going through. I would recommend this book to all ages.

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