Some Kind of HappinessBook - 2016
Sent to spend the summer with unfamiliar relatives when her parents' marriage becomes unstable, 12-year-old Finley, a girl who struggles with depression, discovers a magical make-believe world in the woods behind her grandparents' house that she must save in order to save herself. By the award-winning author of The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls. Simultaneous eBook.
Finley Hart is sent to her grandparents' house for the summer, but her overwhelmingly sad days continue until she escapes into her writings, which soon turn mysteriously real as she realizes she must save this magical world in order to save herself.
Finley Hart is sent to her grandparents' house for the summer, but her anxiety and overwhelmingly sad days continue until she escapes into her writings which soon turn mysteriously real and she realizes she must save this magical world in order to save herself.
Simon and Schuster
Reality and fantasy collide in this heartfelt and mysterious novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Bridge to Terabithia, about a girl who must save a magical make-believe world in order to save herself.
Things Finley Hart doesn’t want to talk about:
-Her parents, who are having problems. (But they pretend like they’re not.)
-Being sent to her grandparents’ house for the summer.
-Never having met said grandparents.
-Her blue days—when life feels overwhelming, and it’s hard to keep her head up. (This happens a lot.)
Finley’s only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in the pages of her notebook. Until she discovers the endless woods behind her grandparents’ house and realizes the Everwood is real—and holds more mysteries than she’d ever imagined, including a family of pirates that she isn’t allowed to talk to, trees covered in ash, and a strange old wizard living in a house made of bones.
With the help of her cousins, Finley sets out on a mission to save the dying Everwood and uncover its secrets. But as the mysteries pile up and the frightening sadness inside her grows, Finley realizes that if she wants to save the Everwood, she’ll first have to save herself.
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What am I?
A lump of heaviness. A stranger. A thing that does not fit.
I can't seem to stop the poison inside me from spreading.
(I mean, I've never been poisoned, so I am only speculating.)
(But I do feel something spreading inside me. Something heavy and dark.)
I can't let them see it.
They can't know my secret. Not these people in this clean, white palace. Not even Mom and Dad know. And they never will.
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