Friday, August 10, 2012

Runaway Twin by Peg Kerhet
This title is another nominee for Children's Choice 2012-2013.

Review from School Library Journal...

Sunny Skyland has missed her twin sister ever since they were separated at age three after their mother and grandmother were killed in an automobile accident. Sunny has kept her memories of Starr alive over the past decade and in seven foster homes. Then, the discovery of a canvas bag containing $800, with no claimant, spurs Sunny to travel from Nebraska to her old neighborhood in Enumclaw, WA. Sunny is an experienced runaway who plans carefully and tells no one. She boards a bus for the first leg of her journey but then complicates her life by adopting a stray dog. Her trip is thwarted by a group of teenage boys, and she survives a tornado. She does reach her destination, but not with the expected ending. At times the plot twists, although possible, are improbable. Nonetheless, Sunny is a compelling and resourceful character whose adventures will keep readers turning the pages to see how things turn out.—Kathryn Kosiorek, formerly at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH
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My 25 cents....
This book was nothing like I thought it would be from reading the back of the book.  The author is fantastic and known for her suspenseful stories that "could happen".  This book falls under that category for sure! When Sunny decides to go and find her twin sister that she hasn't seen since she was three years old, she encounters way more adventure than she'd anticipated.  Also, after all of the work to find her, she is shocked to find out that her sister isn't happy to be "found".   I really had a hard time putting this title down.