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Laura, an American college student studying in Leningrad, is homesick and tired of bitter cold, inedible food, filthy dorms, boring classes.
Thats before she meets Alyosha, a handsome young Russian artist who appears on a bridge just in time to save her from two aggressive gypsy women.
From a child, there is no higher praise than, "The ending was satisfying." And this one is.
"The Secret Tree" is a welcome addition to the canon....
Although Laura has been warned not to fall for Russian men, who might have ulterior motives, she is drawn to her mysterious rescuer and arranges to meet with him secretly.
Their rendezvous become increasingly frequent and intense, and the city that once seemed so bleak to Laura suddenly comes to life.
The girls emerge from their experiences with an appreciation of their genuine friendship and the courage to make positive changes in their lives.
A characteristically insightful tale that affirms the importance of true friendship and self-acceptance. 9-13) (Click the title link above for more reviews plus personal photos from Russia) *Publishers Weekly, May 27, 2013 Standiford (Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters) paints a somber portrait of communist Russia during the early 1980s in this love story tinged with intrigue.
Scarlet reigns as a popular girl at their middle school, while Lavenders status falls much lower on the social scale.Yet both are determined to audition for the lead, Marian, in their school production of The Music Man.The mysterious intervention of their music teacherwho harbors a magical secretleads to the pair waking up the day after their 13th birthdays in each others bodies.School Library Journal, January 2016 Gr 3-6Ten-year-old Claire Warren has a rocky start to the school year.Her best girl friend, Bess, has moved away, and good pal Henry is suddenly too cool to hang out with a girl.