The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones
by Wendelin Van Draanen
Grades 4 & up
Starting in a new school is tough, especially when you don’t want to share the details of your life. Lincoln and his mother have managed to escape his mother’s abusive boyfriend and are starting over in the north. Lincoln feels like he doesn’t fit in at all, with his Southern accent, his Southern manners, and especially because he has to spend every afternoon at the eldercare facility where his mother works. Lincoln prefers to live in the fantasy world of the stories he writes. As they slowly piece their lives back together, Lincoln begins to see the real world superheroes around him. A book filled with hope and a quiet strength. Recommended for grades 4 & up.
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