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    • ISBN:9781444929379
    • Publication date:16 Jun 2016

The Loose Ends List

By Carrie Firestone

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It's the trip of a lifetime and a summer of love - an empowering, heartbreaking debut for fans of John Green and E Lockhart.

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The trip of a lifetime, a summer of love - unputdownable writing, perfect for fans of John Green and E. Lockhart.

Maddie O'Neill Levine wants to spend the summer before college tying up loose ends with her best friends - kissing boys and soaking up the last of the summer sun. Then her beloved grandmother drops a bombshell; she has been diagnosed with cancer. To spend quality time with her family, Maddie's grandmother takes the whole family on a round-the-word cruise - but at the end of it, Gram might not return home.

Here is a story about love, loss and the power of forgiveness.

Biographical Notes

A few things about Carrie Firestone: Her favourite things: My husband, my girls and my rescue dogs. Coffee. Travel. Anything urban. Dancing with my friends. Dancing with total strangers. Movie popcorn. Downton Abbey, House of Cards and Game of Thrones. Learning about other cultures. BOOKS. Blues Traveller, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Beastie Boys. Indian Food. Writing about random people doing random things in random places.www.carriefirestoneauthor.com

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  • ISBN: 9781444929362
  • Publication date: 16 Jun 2016
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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A book to make you laugh, to make you cry... Brilliantly written and well worth reading. — The School Librarian
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