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Publisher Description

After the death of her mother, seventh-grader Serena finds herself facing the day-to-day challenges of caring for herself and her younger brother, Henry, all while attempting to lead a normal pre-teen life.

Seventh-grader Serena Shaw is trying to keep up at school while rehearsing for the lead role in the spring musical and dealing with a father so "blue" he is nearly catatonic. With the aid of a not-so-secret admirer, as well as a growing sense of self-confidence, she faces the challenges of caring for herself and her ball-of-charm younger brother—all while attempting to lead the life of a normal pre-teen.

Readers will be drawn into this convincing portrait of a vivacious young person who is on a path to discovering that taking on responsibility sometimes means finding the best way to ask for help.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2011
July 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
453.2
KB
AUDIENCE
Grades 5-9

Customer Reviews

Alexandrea G. H. ,

The Touching and Magnificent Silhouetted by Blue

Silhouetted By Blue is a very touching and enjoyable book. I believe it shows a new way to grief, as it shows Serena having to take care of things at home, taking care of her little brother, her grades, the play, and her huge crush on Elijah, all on top of her father's deep depression stage. She really shows young readers how much they should appreciate their families and how have the courage to ask for help.

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