Strays Like Usby Richard Peck
Molly Moberly knows she doesn't belong in this small Missouri town with her great-aunt Fay. It's just a temporary arrangement--until her mother gets out of the hospital. But then Molly meets Will, a fellow stray, and begins to realize she's not the only one on the outside. In fact, it seems like the town's full of strays--only some end up where they belong sooner than others. Richard Peck has created a rich, compassionate story that will go straight to the heart of every kid who's ever felt like an outsider."This sensitive heroine is one readers will want to take under their wing." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Richard Peck has written more than thirty novels, and in the process has become one of the country’s most highly respected writers for children. In fact The Washington Post called him “America’s best living author for young adults.” A versatile writer, he is beloved by middle-graders as well as young adults for his historical and contemporary comedies and coming-of-age novels. He lives in New York City, and spends a great deal of time traveling around the country to speaking engagements at conferences, schools, and libraries.
Mr. Peck is the first children’s book author to have received a National Humanities Medal. He is a Newbery Medal winner (for A Year Down Yonder), a Newbery Honor winner (for A Long Way from Chicago), a two-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Edgar Award winner. In addition, he has won a number of major honors for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the Medallion from the University of Southern Mississippi.
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I gave Strays Like Us 3 stars out of 5. I didn't give it a higher rate because I thought that it took quite a while to get into. I also thought that the writing was hard to understand at times. It did get much better towards the end. I really got into the book, I couldn't even put it down! I think that was because towards the end you find out all of these answers to questions that are appearing thoughout the book including,Where is Will's dad and Is Debbie coming back for Molly? So over all I thought Strays Like Us was good book but not great!
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I thought this book was just awesome! With all the excitment it made me a want to read it again.