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Signed, Skye Harper
ISBN: 9781481400329
Author: Williams, Carol Lynch
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: May 2014
Retail: $17.99    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
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
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Multigenerational
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2013040091
Lexile Measure: 590
Target Grade: 10-12
Grade level: 10-12
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.75" L x 1.00" W
Bargain Category: Growing Up, High School, Historical Fiction, Middle School, Romance, Social Issues
Grade level(s): 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th