Hold Fast

Hold Fast

by Blue Balliett


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545299893
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 81,729
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.59(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Blue Balliett is the author of several bestselling, acclaimed mystery novels, including HOLD FAST, CHASING VERMEER (a Book Sense Book of the Year and an Edgar Award winner), THE WRIGHT 3, THE CALDER GAME, and THE DANGER BOX. She writes in the laundry room of her home in Chicago, Illinois, and you can find her online at www.blueballiettbooks.com.

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Hold Fast 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is by far the best Blue Balliett book. Join Early Pearl as she, her mom Summer, and her little brother Jubilation hold fast to the family. Unfortunately, there are no pentominoes in this one. I recommend this for any reader(including any adults who are Blue Balliett fans)ages eight and up. Happy reading!~Etalien
book4children More than 1 year ago
This was a weird read for me. I expected to like this book a lot, but unfortunately, it just didn't measure up to my expectations. The Pearl family ends up homeless after their father mysteriously disappears. The first half of the book deals with homeless life, getting settled and adjusting to living in a shelter, etc. It isn't until the second half of the book that we get any clues on the missing father. I had a difficult time connecting to the style of writing and to the characters. I went into the book expecting a mystery, and ended up getting wrapped up in the social issue surrounding homeless families. Just when I had adjusted my thinking to that side of the story, it became a mystery again. There was also a lot of talk of rhythm, numbers, and poetry. I will admit that my thoughts wandered in those parts. On the plus side, I did like the mystery. Not everything was believable, but that's okay. Ultimately, I'd say give this book a shot. Most of the reasons I had for not enjoying the book were due to my own personal taste, so you may love it. Besides, the cover is ah-mazing! Content: Clean
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great book but so sad i read it in class one day we thought dash was never coming home
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well rounded book