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Meeting Melanie

Meeting Melanie A dangerous drama unfolds on a remote Maine island Almost twelve year old Allie Ward s summer is not looking especially fun filled Seal Island Maine is a pretty isolated community and the only othe

  • Title: Meeting Melanie
  • Author: Nancy Garden
  • ISBN: 9780374349431
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A dangerous drama unfolds on a remote Maine island Almost twelve year old Allie Ward s summer is not looking especially fun filled Seal Island, Maine, is a pretty isolated community, and the only other resident kids her age have suddenly decided they don t want to hang around girls any More important, her lobsterman father has injured his back and isn t able to workA dangerous drama unfolds on a remote Maine island Almost twelve year old Allie Ward s summer is not looking especially fun filled Seal Island, Maine, is a pretty isolated community, and the only other resident kids her age have suddenly decided they don t want to hang around girls any More important, her lobsterman father has injured his back and isn t able to work his usual job To compensate, Allie s mother and father are trying to set up a business selling pies Allie doesn t mind helping her parents out, and she wouldn t want to leave the island for anything, but she longs for a friend Enter Melanie Rochambeau She and her family are summering on the island in an elegant home that they ve just inherited Allie and Melanie hit it off almost immediately, but their easy alliance is challenged by Melanie s mother, who turns up her nose at socializing with working class people And soon Allie finds herself embroiled in a Rochambeau family secret involving Melanie s older sister The situation escalates into one that could potentially destroy a family, and even endanger two lives.

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    1 thought on “Meeting Melanie

    1. A super sweet story about friendship & family set against class & social inequality. Plus a healthy dose of island life, NE coast style. A very enjoyable read.

    2. ** SKIM ALERT ** Take my review with a grain of salt, because I only skimmed the book. This should not count toward my yearly books goal. I suppose I would have liked it more if I read closely, but I was too impatient and I didn't get into most of the plotlines. Allie is a twelve-year-old Maine island girl who wants to be a lobsterman, but everyone says she can't because she's a girl. Upper-class Bostonian summer-person Melanie comes into Allie's life, but their friendship is quickly forbidden b [...]

    3. This was a good one. It is technically a childrens' book, but the elementary school library it was in deemed it "inappropriate" for the children. Not quite sure why thoughI suppose the unwed pregnancy of Melanie's older sister might have done it. Though, the girl was 17 and wanted to marry the boy, but her mother thought he wasn't good enough and wanted to give the baby away ASAP. Not a very warm character :-(

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