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Outside In Karen Romano Young

Outside In

Karen Romano Young

Published
ISBN : 9780060293680
Hardcover
192 pages
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ChE rie Witkowski is twelve, and she doesnt want to turn thirteen this year. This is the year, 1968, that everything -- absolutely everything-seems to be changing. At home her parents are expecting a new baby, her mother is fixing up the house soMoreChE rie Witkowski is twelve, and she doesnt want to turn thirteen this year. This is the year, 1968, that everything -- absolutely everything-seems to be changing. At home her parents are expecting a new baby, her mother is fixing up the house so they can sell it and move who-knows-where, and everyone is starting to tease her about the boy next door. Meanwhile her newspaper route brings the changes of the outside world crashing in on her: the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and the disappearance of a girl from a few towns away -- a girl who more braids like ChE rie, who was about the same age as ChE rie, who could have been ChE rie.Suddenly ChE rie is scared- nothing seems safe and simple anymore. She longs for easier fears-for playing hide-and-seek in the dark, skipping school, daredevil bike tricks..She builds her own inside world: an elaborate elf house under a bush, complete with staircases, elevators, and carefully designed furniture.But you cant keep the outside world away forever, especially when youre delivering the daily paper. And maybe ChE rie has the strength to deal with it after all, and even to change some of the bad to good...