The Distance To Home
by Jenn Bishop
Grades 4 & up
Quinnen’s sister Haley was six years older than her, and now that she is gone the void seems unfillable. Told in alternating chapters between last summer and this summer, we slowly learn how Quinnen and Haley grew apart, why Quinnen stopped playing the baseball that she loved, and how with the help of some minor-league baseball players she can begin to move forward again. It has a similar story line to Mike Lupica’s The Only Game, but with a little less baseball. Recommended for grades 4 & up.
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