Finding Ruby Starling

Finding Ruby Starling

by Karen Rivers


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When Ruth Quayle used a special app to search for pictures of herself online, she found dozens of images of "Ruth Quayle" -- and one of "Ruby Starling."

When Ruby Starling gets a message from a Ruth Quayle proclaiming them to be long-lost twin sisters, she doesn't know what to do with it -- until another message arrives the day after, and another one. It could be a crazy stalker ... but she and this Ruth do share a birthday, and a very distinctive ear....

Ruth is an extroverted American girl. Ruby is a shy English one. As they investigate the truth of their birth and the circumstances of their separation, they also share lives full of friends, family, and possible romances -- and they realize they each may be the sister the other never knew she needed.

Written entirely in e-mails, letters, Tumblr entries, and movie scripts, Finding Ruby Starling is the funny and poignant companion to Karen Rivers's The Encyclopedia of Me.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545534796
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 761,259
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Karen Rivers writes rich and funny novels for middle-grade readers, young adults, and the occasional grown-up. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her two children and a noxious-smelling dog. Visit her online at and @karenrivers.

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Finding Ruby Starling 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so cool because right when you think it gets boring somthing amazog happads this book is good u need to read it if u havent ket and sometimes it gets a little sad but we all need that in life
thebookneard More than 1 year ago
this book was pretty good. This book is cool because they are all emails.  this book tells you about twins finding each other on the internent and grows to love each other. MUST READ!!!!!
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
With forgiveness and understanding, any love can be rekindled. Ruby Starling, by Karen Rivers, takes us through the minds of two separate 12 year old girls, Ruth Quayle and Ruby Starling, living in their own worlds far away from one another. Everything is perfect, until they find out they were twins, separated at birth. They then begin to piece together their history, discovering themselves and each other in the process. Told through a series of emails, this story shows how with forgiveness and understanding, any love can be rekindled. Forgiveness - Ruth needed a lot of this when she realized that her birth mother had abandoned her and kept Ruby. This was only because she was born with a poor heart at birth. At first, Ruth was outraged beyond belief. What kind of mother gives up a sick baby, she thought. She was so angry that she even thought about canceling her family trip to Great Britain to see Ruby, just because she didn’t want to see her birth mother. But she soon forgives her birth mother and realizes that in a very weird way, she got lucky. All of Ruby’s life, her mom never paid much attention to her, but Ruth’s parents have been very attentive and caring. I think this book is meant for ages 10+ because it has feelings that are so deep that younger ages just wouldn’t be able to appreciate it. I think it’s very important that the readers of this book feel all the emotions Ruby and Ruth experienced, so older ages would enjoy this more. I rate this book five stars because of the way the story came together at the end. It left me with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that everything was going to be all right for the two girls. I also loved the originality of the writing style. I will definitely be on the lookout for more books just like this one. Review by Young Mensan Anya A., age 10, Washington Mensa Group
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loooovve it!!!! This is an amazeog book!!