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Signed, Skye Harper
ISBN: 9781481400329
Author: Williams, Carol Lynch
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: May 2014
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Annotation: In 1972, while her idol, Mark Spitz, is in Germany competing in the Olympics, 15-year-old Winston, her Nanny, and her crush, Steve, head to Las Vegas in Steve's parents' motorhome to reconnect with Winston's mother, who left 10 years before to become a star.

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2014 #5)
It's 1972, and fifteen-year-old Winston (named after the cigarette) is used to life without her mother, Skye, who left to become an actress when Winston was four. As Winston puts it, "I missed Momma about a year when I was nothing but a baby, but since I have been a-okay." She lives in Florida with her charismatic grandmother, whom she calls Nanny, and spends her time swimming and dreaming about her two loves: her crush, Steve; and Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz. But when Skye writes and asks to be picked up in Las Vegas, Winston leaves her unremarkable summer behind and embarks on a cross-country journey with Nanny, Winston's dog, their rooster--and Steve, who's hiding in the back of the motor home they "borrowed" from his family. Winston's narration is organized into short chapters, sometimes only a sentence long, and her voice is distinctive, cadenced, and packed with emotion. Readers feel her elation when she kisses Steve; her horror upon learning about the massacre at the Olympics; her uncertainty about meeting Skye; and the comfort she finally finds in her mother's hug: "what I didn't know I had even been missing." On this first-love, coming-of-age road trip, it's a pleasure to be along for the ride. rachel l. smit Copyright 2014 Horn Book Magazine.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mothers and daughters; Fiction.
Grandmothers; Fiction.
Dating (Social customs); Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2013040091
Lexile Measure: 590
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Target Grade: 10-12
Grade level: 10-12
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.75" L x 1.00" W
Bargain Category: Social Issues, Middle School, High School
Grade level(s): 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2015 Spring)
It's 1972, and fifteen-year-old Winston is used to life without her itinerant mother. But when Mom asks to be picked up in Vegas, Winston embarks on a cross-country journey with her grandmother, her dog, their rooster--and her crush Steve, who's hiding in the back of the motor home they "borrowed." Winston's voice is distinctive, cadenced, and packed with emotion in this first-love, coming-of-age road trip.
Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2014 #5)
It's 1972, and fifteen-year-old Winston (named after the cigarette) is used to life without her mother, Skye, who left to become an actress when Winston was four. As Winston puts it, "I missed Momma about a year when I was nothing but a baby, but since I have been a-okay." She lives in Florida with her charismatic grandmother, whom she calls Nanny, and spends her time swimming and dreaming about her two loves: her crush, Steve; and Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz. But when Skye writes and asks to be picked up in Las Vegas, Winston leaves her unremarkable summer behind and embarks on a cross-country journey with Nanny, Winston's dog, their rooster--and Steve, who's hiding in the back of the motor home they "borrowed" from his family. Winston's narration is organized into short chapters, sometimes only a sentence long, and her voice is distinctive, cadenced, and packed with emotion. Readers feel her elation when she kisses Steve; her horror upon learning about the massacre at the Olympics; her uncertainty about meeting Skye; and the comfort she finally finds in her mother's hug: "what I didn't know I had even been missing." On this first-love, coming-of-age road trip, it's a pleasure to be along for the ride. rachel l. smit Copyright 2014 Horn Book Magazine.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2014 May #4)

Winston has lived in Florida with her grandmother, Nanny, ever since her mother "took off headed west, for California, and for fame." Now 15, Winston hasn't seen her mother in more than a decade; after she gets a letter from Momma asking for help ("What do you 2 say about comming to git me?"), Nanny "borrows" her business partner's motor home for the trip to Las Vegas, only to find out that his son, Steve, is asleep inside. Williams's (Waiting) warm, humorous, and poignant story unfolds against the backdrop of the 1972 Munich Olympics and Mark Spitz's seven gold medals; Winston herself is a funny, strong and sensitive heroine with dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer. As the story progresses, the short chapters (sometimes as short as a single line of text) become a powerful plot device that strengthens Winston's voice, provides moments of laugh-out-loud humor, and builds intense emotion across all the characters, especially as romance grows between Steve and Winston. Ages 12–up. Agent: Stephen Fraser, Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. (May)

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Reviewed by PW Annex Reviews (Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews)

Winston has lived in Florida with her grandmother, Nanny, ever since her mother "took off headed west, for California, and for fame." Now 15, Winston hasn't seen her mother in more than a decade; after she gets a letter from Momma asking for help ("What do you 2 say about comming to git me?"), Nanny "borrows" her business partner's motor home for the trip to Las Vegas, only to find out that his son, Steve, is asleep inside. Williams's (Waiting) warm, humorous, and poignant story unfolds against the backdrop of the 1972 Munich Olympics and Mark Spitz's seven gold medals; Winston herself is a funny, strong and sensitive heroine with dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer. As the story progresses, the short chapters (sometimes as short as a single line of text) become a powerful plot device that strengthens Winston's voice, provides moments of laugh-out-loud humor, and builds intense emotion across all the characters, especially as romance grows between Steve and Winston. Ages 12–up. Agent: Stephen Fraser, Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. (May)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2014 June)

Gr 9 Up—Winston was four years old when Momma left to become a movie star, leaving Winston to be raised by Nanny. Now, it's the summer of 1972 and Winston, age 15, is working to be as good a swimmer as her idol, Mark Spitz. Momma's infrequent letters have taken an ominous tone. She has finally given up on her dream and writes "The money jar, though, has run dry and there aint a red cent in it. What do you 2 say about coming to git me?" Winston has mixed feelings. It doesn't feel like Momma, also know as Skye Harper (her stage name), really wants to be her mother again. Things have been going along just fine without Momma. But Nanny is on a mission to get her own baby girl back home, and the two set off in a neighbor's "borrowed" RV toward Las Vegas, only to find out many miles later that the boy Winston has a crazy crush on, Steve, is asleep in the back. Nanny is determined that Winston will not repeat the same mistake that as she and Skye had committed by becoming single teen moms. Although Winston has no plans to take things that far, she's tempted by Steve's sweet, intoxicating kisses. And as the miles roll on, Winston becomes more and more nervous about seeing Momma again after all these years. Terrific pacing, an engaging plot, believable dialogue, and well-developed characters.—Susan Riley, Mamaroneck Public Library, NY

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