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14 Hollow Road
Contributor(s): Bishop, Jenn (Author)
ISBN: 1101938757     ISBN-13: 9781101938751
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
    OUR PRICE: $16.85  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: June 2017
Annotation: When a romantic school dance is interrupted by a tornado that destroys her home, sixth-grader Maddie is invited to stay in the same home as her crush while her family rebuilds, a situation that presents both opportunity and the potential for embarrassment. By the author of The Distance to Home. Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - General (see Also Headings Under Social Themes)
- Juvenile Fiction | Science & Nature - Weather
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2016019846
Lexile Measure: 600
Physical Information: 1.2" H x 5.7" W x 8.1" (0.85 lbs) 288 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 190612
Reading Level: 3.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall)
Maddie's been waiting forever for her end-of-the-year sixth-grade dance. But the night doesn't go as planned: the boy she likes asks another girl to dance, and then Maddie's Massachusetts town is hit by a tornado. An eventful summer ensues for Maddie, with crushes, changing friendships, and more serious subjects of disaster and loss all handled sensitively and realistically. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 April)

Gr 4–6—Sixth grader Maddie is excited to go to the school dance, where she's hoping to spend time with her crush, Avery. Instead, her best friend Kiersten's new BFF Gabby dances with Avery. Meanwhile, a tornado levels Maddie's and Avery's homes while they are at the dance, and the two must take shelter at a neighbor's house for the rest of the summer; much drama ensues. Living with her crush in such close proximity intensifies Maddie's social anxiety and forces her to examine her feelings. Unfortunately, the characterizations are uneven. While Maddie's awkward avoidance tactics are authentic and relatable, some of her internal thoughts come across as overly adult and preachy, and her narration relies too much on telling and not enough on showing. The hopeful tone and conversational writing style make this an accessible read, though the message may be a bit too on the nose for some. VERDICT An additional purchase for large collections, especially those in need of wholesome realistic fiction.—Rachel Reinwald, Lake Villa District Library, IL

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