Title: The Boy on Cinnamon Street
Author: Phoebe Stone
Recommended for: Grades 3-7
Call Number/Link: TEEN FICTION STONE,P.
Synopsis: 7th grader Louise should be the captain of her school’s gymnastics team – but she isn’t. She’s fun and cute and should have lots of friends – but she doesn’t. And there’s a dreamy boy who has a crush on her – but somehow they never connect. Louise has everything going for her – so what is it that’s holding her back?
Phoebe Stone tells the winning story of the spring when 7th grader Louise Terrace wakes up, finds the courage to confront the painful family secret she’s hiding from – and finally get the boy.
My Thoughts: I thought this was such a fabulous book because it was cute, touching, and relatable. I would definately label this realistic fiction because that could happen to and has happened to many people. So sad because you do not expect what the family is trying to keep from Louise until she can come to terms with her past by herself. I think this book would work well for upper elementary school and middle school readers because of the immaturity of the characters.