Book Review: Touch Blue

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Touch Blue

Written by Cynthia Lord
Published August 1, 2010 by Scholastic Inc.
Genre/Topics: Realistic Fiction, Adoption, Foster Children 
Ages: 8+, 192 pages 
 

Tess Brooks is an eleven-year-old who believes that if she acts a certain way luck will follow. For example, she believes that if you touch blue then your wish will come true. She lives on a small Maine island with her family. However, the state of Maine is threatening to shut the school, because there are not enough school children. Her own mother is the school teacher. Tess and her family may have to move to the mainland until the reverend thinks of a creative idea to get more children to live on the island. He thinks of the idea of people taking foster children into their home to expand the school population. Tess and her family take in Aaron, a thirteen-year-old trumpet player. It takes time for Aaron to feel comfortable in the family. Tess hears how wonderful Aaron plays his trumpet and talks to busybodies for him to play at the 4th of July picnic. Every chapter begins with a superstition that Tess follows that relates to the story. I thought this was an enjoyable book about different family relationships.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Touch Blue

    thiskidreviewsbooks said:
    May 19, 2012 at 7:09 am

    This book sounds interesting! I am also glad that Aaron plays trumpet! I would like to hear how Aaron fits in and if the school shuts down or not!

      Caroline responded:
      May 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

      I’ve got you interested now to read the book! 🙂 I thought it was a pretty good book. Thanks for your comment.

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