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Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies

Jill Wolfson

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

The new novel from Jill Wolfson--an exciting, fresh voice in middle-grade fiction Whitney has been in so many foster homes that she can give a complete rundown on the most common varieties of foster parents--from the look-on-the-bright-side types to those unfortunate examples of pure evil. But one thing she doesn't know much about is trees. This means heading for Foster Home #12 (which is all the way at the top of the map of California, where there looks to be nothing but trees) has Whitney feeling a little nervous. She is pretty sure that the middle of nowhere is going to be just one more place where a hyper, loud-mouthed kid who is messy and small for her age won't be welcome for long. 
Jill Wolfson has woven together the stories of an irrepressible foster child and a deeply divided small town with incredible humor and compassion.

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HOME, AND OTHER BIG, FAT LIES
OneLet's say you're a kid who's small for her age and some other kids who are way overgrown decide it would be the most hilarious thing in the world to shove the new kid in the house into the clothes dryer and slam it closed. I can tell you how to get out of that dryer by kicking and screaming bloody murder so that the foster mom with the bald spot on the top of her head rescues you in front of the entire snickering ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha house full of kids.I can also give you the complete rundown on the most common varieties of foster parents you're likely to run i
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Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies

Jill Wolfson

Texas Lone Star Reading List, Kansas State Reading Circle, IRA Children's Book Award Notable Book, NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing
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