Kyle Finds Her Way

Kyle Finds Her Way

by Susie Salom


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ISBN-13: 9780545852661
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Susie Salom loves sunny, chirpy days, strawberry tamales, and the color blue. She once purposely got on the wrong bus to keep talking to a new friend on her first day of sixth grade and has been following her adventuresome heart ever since. She lives in the west Texas town of El Paso with her husband and daughter and their obese cat. Please drop by and say hi! to her on Twitter at @susie_salom, and visit her website at

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Kyle Finds Her Way 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Steve-MC More than 1 year ago
A friend said the voice of this MG has lots of zing, and that’s a great way to put it. Kyle has a wonderful amount of personality and spunk, and the writing is lively, as when a friend “turns to point at me all suspish.” The story centers on Kyle entering sixth grade, and how she has to navigate through a bully in gym class, her friends changing, being honest with her parents, a competition in creative problem solving, and maybe even liking a guy. It moves right along, and through it all Kyle’s enthusiasm and bravado, balanced by her worries, makes her a great character to follow. The writing itself is well done, melding with insight and grace the themes of trust and exploration, as well as finding your own particular style and seeing what you have to offer. All of that is supported by authentic details, like pencil dust by the sharpener and the smells and sounds of school. Salom’s bio says she’s been a teacher, and it shows. My only reservation is how the story leads up to the competition in problem solving, and all along you’ve been trying to figure out how you’d solve the challenge of guiding a fellow student through a maze. And yet we’re told only how one other team went about it. Would’ve liked to have seen more there, if just 'cause I wanted to test my Godzilla and super ball slingshot solution against the rest. In the end, it’s an uplifting, funny, sincere story with all the quirky warmth of the Ramona books, and highly recommended.