A Tinfoil Sky

A Tinfoil Sky

Book - 2012
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The story of a young girl struggling to find normalcy with a deeply inadequate mother and a very bitter grandmother. A book that wil appeal to children struggling with rejection and belonging.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781770492776
Branch Call Number: SAN
Characteristics: 216 pages ; 20 cm

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kkkkkk14
Apr 20, 2013

the book was pretty lame because if this is for kids why does it involve crime

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northleadm
Apr 18, 2013

This book was amazing. I loved the character Rose because she was tough but at the same time, a really caring person. I enjoyed how the author made a bit of a surprise ending. I was shocked when Mel decided to stay and live with Glady after she waited for Cecily to get out of jail.If Mel had gone with her mother and Craig, the story would be too predictable. This book is definitely one of the best books I've ever read.

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NorthleaDBB
Apr 12, 2013

I thought that this book was very good. One of the main reasons is beacause it talked about the day too day life of a poor girl. This book also taught me that people can change, just like Gladys did.

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momo36712
Apr 11, 2013

I could not imagine living without my mom! I love how this book is so sad but it is such a great book at the same time! I would love to read this book again. the only thing that I didn't like about this book is that I thought it was a bit slow. But other than that, I really loved this book.

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bookloverd3
Apr 04, 2013

you are right NorthleaJO. the book did teach me also to always have hope like melody did in the book. i like the way Melody had hope for her mother. it is hard to live without a mom. a mom is supposed to be there for you and make sure that you are happy.but she didn't get that. i feel the author was a good writer. the book is amazing

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NorthleaJO
Apr 02, 2013

This book taught me to always have hope in no matter what you do. In the book Melody always had hope that she would find a permanent home or her mom would come back from jail. She also hoped to get a library card and her wish came true in the end. This relates to my life all the time, when I’m sick and I hope to feel better or when I want my favorite soccer team to win a match. I think hope is very important in our lives because if we didn’t have hope we would never care if life will get better in some situations. Melody learned in this book to not only rely on hope and luck but that you have to make your own decisions.

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Kathrine1234
Apr 02, 2013

bookloverd3 i really understand what you mean it would be so hard to live without a mom i can not even dream about it but what Mel is going through in this book makes me feel like Mel is the bravest girl on earth

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elisalovesbooks13
Mar 28, 2013

A truly heartwarming and brilliantly written story! Definitely recommend reading this book to travel into Melody's life, realizing how lucky we all are to be cared and loved. One of my favourites!

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Caittycat509
Mar 28, 2013

I loved this book! It was so amazing I couldn't stop reading.

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SilverBirchTeam
Feb 28, 2013

Cool Author Fact: CYNDI SAND-EVELAND has worked with the hearing impaired and knows sign language.

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loyabhuyan
Feb 27, 2013

loyabhuyan thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and under

branch_reviews Dec 03, 2012

branch_reviews thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14

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