Tiger Eyes

Tiger Eyes

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by Judy Blume
     
 

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After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears. "This is a masterly novel."—Jean Fritz, The New York Times Book Review. Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, An ALA Best Book for YoungSee more details below

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After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears. "This is a masterly novel."—Jean Fritz, The New York Times Book Review. Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
How does this young adult classic, an examination of grief in the face of profound loss, stand up to the test of time? More than thirty years after its release (and a year after the production of a movie by the same name), will a generation of youth raised by helicopter parents and tethered to cell phones understand Davey Wexler’s deep sense of isolation? Will modern teens saturated in e-mail, instant messaging, tweeting, Facebook, and selfies understand Davey life without those media? The experience of adolescence has changed very much since the book was written, it’s true. But Davey’s struggle to deal with her father’s senseless death in a shooting at the family’s convenience store and her mother’s withdrawal into grief is starkly written, authentic, and compelling. Issues of growing sexual awareness and living a full life in spite of risks and danger will ring true with teens of every generation. Highly recommended—with or without the movie—for school and public libraries. A page of comments by Judy Blume on her inspiration for the book accompanies this edition. Readers interested in learning more about Blume and this book can find several interviews with the author online. Includes a section from Blume’s novel Forever. Reviewer: Heidi Hauser Green; Ages 12 up.
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—The most remarkable thing about Judy Blume's book (Atheneum, 1982) is how well it has stood the test of time-it's as relevant today as it was 30 years ago. This is the story of 15-year-old Davey who finds her father shot during a hold-up in his store. Davey and her mother have trouble coping with their violent loss, but when Davey begins to have panic attacks in school, her mother decides to move the family temporarily to Los Alamos, New Mexico, to stay with relatives. Living with her overly strict aunt and uncle makes Davey angry. When her mother starts dating, Davey is furious that her father could be forgotten so swiftly. Davey and her mother are both deep in the grieving process but working through it in very different ways. Too young to work, Davey volunteers at the hospital where she meets an elderly man dying of cancer. When she meets the man's son, their friendship and common sense of loss helps Davey begin to heal. Emma Galvin's narration perfectly voices Davey's escalating emotions and teen angst. A well-told and well-performed story.—Joan Kindig, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481413879
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/29/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
70,470
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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