Gracie's Girl

Gracie's Girl

by Ellen Wittlinger
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Gracie's Girl by Ellen Wittlinger

You never know what, or who, will touch your heart.

Now that Bess Cunningham is in middle school, she's determined to get noticed. With her new glasses, her wild thrift-store clothes, and her job as stage manager for the school play, she's sure her days of being invisible are over.
     Being forced to volunteer with her parents at the local soup kitchen doesn't exactly fit into Bess's popularity plans, especially since she finds the place so creepy. But when she meets Gracie Jarvis Battle, an elderly homeless woman, Bess can't help but feel compassion for her. Bess grows more involved with trying to feed and shelter the older woman, but as the weather turns colder and Gracie grows thinner, Bess begins to wonder--will her help be enough?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442466845
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ellen Wittlinger is the critically acclaimed author of the teen novels Parrotfish, Blind Faith, Sandpiper, Heart on My Sleeve, Zigzag, and Hard Love (an American Library Association Michael L. Printz Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award winner), and its sequel Love & Lies: Marisol’s Story. She has a bachelor’s degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. A former children’s librarian, she lives with her husband in Haydenville, Massachusetts.

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Gracie's Girl 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really cool. This book makes me want to help someone out. Bess is very kind to help gracie, a homeless elderly lady who eats out of the dumpster and sleeps outside. If you like good reads check out this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In real life my name is gracie and my teacher saw this and told me about it. This is really good. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love you too
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was grate I'm doing a bookreport on it that's due tomarow and I think my class is going to love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got done reading this book, I have a book report due tomorrow, and I hope my class will enjoy it. I was really surprised sometimes during the story and that made it great......
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book, it was, i think the best book i have ever read. It only took me 2 days, and by the time i got to the end i wished there was more to read! I wish there was a sequel. You should read this book, it really makes u want to help out the homeless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gracie was entering middle school with ambitions to be popular, different, and to stand out from the crowd. Fortunately, she found her place amongst friends in a positive, compationate way. I would love to see all students entering middle school exposed to the lessons learned in this book. Lesson learned- it is what is in your heart that counts!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest books ever. If you don't believe me read other revieviws many other critics has wrote, the farther you continue to read the more interesting and popular Gracie becomes in your heart