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Young Adult Fiction 2077
Not a nonfiction book
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Reader reviewed by Hillary

Harper's dad just got divorced. Her sisters, who were her best friends for so long, don't communicate with her much. And Harper has to get away. So when she hears about the volunteer program that is helping to rebuild houses that were destroyed during tornado, she goes. Though she has never built a house, or done anything involving construction, she wants to help.

When she's building the house, she works along side some other kids who also wanted to help. And Teddy, the son of the family who's house they're building. As Harper and Teddy work together to build this house, she slowly learns what it's like to really love someone and how to trust.

This was a great book. The beginning started out a little slow but after awhile it got more interesting. The ending was really wonderful.

I don't think that I really connected with the characters all that well. Maybe it was because I knew that I should have been studying for my finals but I wasn't. I don't know, but the characters were interesting. I did like Harper's step mother a lot.

The plot was very original. I've never read a book like it.

I recommend this book. It was pretty interesting and totally original.
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