The Sorta Sisters (Neighborhood Novels #5) (Paperback)

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The Sorta Sisters (Neighborhood Novels #5) (Paperback)


Anna and Mica live totally different lives on either end of Florida, but a chance correspondence begins a friendship that helps both girls to face the uncertainties and fears in their lives.

Anna Casey likes living in North Florida with her latest foster mother, but it is hard growing into a new family and way of life, especially when you've been rootless nearly all of your life. Mica Delano likes living aboard her sailboat at a marina in the Florida Keys, but Mica fears that her restless father will soon pull anchor, taking them away from the safety of the familiar marina.

A chance correspondence between these two girls becomes a flourishing friendship. As they share their love of nature, each helps the other cope with uncertainty, loneliness, and profound change. Mica enrolls in public school for the first time since first grade, and Anna must make room in her heart when her beloved foster mother becomes serious about a suitor. In the end, Anna and Mica save each other and themselves with hope, humor, and a shared love of the natural world.

Award-winning author Adrian Fogelin's latest book for middle readers follows an unlikely but enduring friendship that is forged between two very different adolescent girls.
Adrian Fogelin earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a librarian and as an illustrator for the Baltimore Zoo. The author of several novels for middle readers and young adults, Adrian makes regular appearances in schools and libraries and teaches creative writing. Her special interests include managing family land for wildlife conservation, running a food bank and library for her neighborhood, and singing in a duo called Hot Tamale. She lives in Florida.
Product Details ISBN: 9781561455928
ISBN-10: 156145592X
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: September 6th, 2011
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Neighborhood Novels
"With insight and compassion, Fogelin explores the complexities and rewards of friendship and family. . . . A heartfelt story that shows the many factors that create family, friends, and home."—Booklist

"This third book in Fogelin's 'neighborhood' series can stand alone, and the ending makes it clear that this enjoyable saga will continue."—School Library Journal

"Fogelin offers a readable combination of narrative and letters that are infused with details about science, as the girls send seed pods, shells and other specimens to each other. Readers will appreciate the pen-pal friendship and the hopeful ending."—Kirkus Reviews