Here in the Real World-9780008371692

Here in the Real World

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By: Pennypacker, Sara
Format: Paperback / softback
Published By: HarperCollins Publishers
Date of Publication: 06/02/20
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780008371692
Dimensions in mm: 191 x 140 x 24
Description: From the author of the highly acclaimed, bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere, ideal for readers aged 9?_"12. Ware can?_Tt wait to spend summer ?_~off in his own world?_T and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called ?_~normal?_T kids do. On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon Ware starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot. Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer ?_" he doesn?_Tt live in the ?_~real world?_T like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: for them, the lot is a refuge. And when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware vows to save the lot. But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?