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The In-Between Days

AR: 3.9
Lexile: 700
by Eve Bunting     Illus. by Alexander Pertzoff
Normal-length Novel
Genre: Realistic Fiction

George liked his mom but she died. He doesn't like his dad's new girlfriend but she wants to stay. So he makes a plan to get rid of her that involves a dead mouse. Unfortunately, they are stuck on the small island where George lives with his brother and dad until the water freezes hard enough to support a snowmobile.

Does the girlfriend leave? Does George really want her to leave? And what ARE "in-between" days, anyway!?!? Read this short book to find out. It has humor, love, and even a little suspense at the end. It made me laugh, it made me cry. I like just about anything by this author and I liked this book.

(Last modified:08/19/2006)


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