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14 Hollow Road
Contributor(s): Bishop, Jenn
ISBN: 1101938765     ISBN-13: 9781101938768
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
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Product Type: Library
Published: June 2017
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Annotation: Rising seventh-grader Maddie is consumed by her long-term crush on classmate Avery until a tornado destroys her home and her family must move in with his.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Interpersonal relations; Fiction.
Friendship; Fiction.
Family life; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Family
- Juvenile Fiction | Nature & The Natural World | Weather
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2016019846
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.50" W x 1.00" (0.86 lbs) 280 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 190612
Reading Level: 3.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Jenn Bishop is also the author of The Distance to Home and is a former youth services and teen librarian. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where she studied English, and the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Along with her husband and cat, Jenn lives in Cincinnati. Visit her online at JennBishop.com or on Twitter at @buffalojenn.

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

Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.