The Great Unexpected
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From Newbery Medal winner and bestselling author Sharon Creech comes a grand, sweeping yarn that is a celebration of the great and unexpected gifts of love, friendship, and forgiveness. With a starred review from Kirkus Reviews calling it an "enchanting tale to treasure," The Great Unexpected captures the heart and the imagination.
Humorous and heartfelt, this is a story of pairs—of young Naomi and Lizzie, both orphans in present-day Blackbird Tree, USA, and of Sybil and Nula, grown-up sisters from faraway Rook's Orchard, Ireland, who have become estranged.
Young Naomi Deane is brimming with curiosity and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. She knows all the peculiar people in town—like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. Just like that. A strangely charming Finn boy. And then the Dingle Dangle man appears, asking all kinds of questions. Curious surprises are revealed—three locked trunks, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy—and soon Naomi and Lizzie find their lives changed forever.
As two worlds are woven together, Creech reveals that hearts can be mended and that there is indeed a gossamer thread that connects us all.
From Publishers Weekly
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LOVED IT!!! ='D
My sister's teacher got this book 'especially' (he said) for her. I decided to read it before she did, and I finished it in 5 hours! This is one of the best books I've ever read, and the little romance between Naomi and Finn is the best part! It's a little confusing in the beginning with the "Across The Ocean" parts, but once you get towards the middle and end, it'll all make perfect sense. I love how everyone comes together at the end, and it's totally unexpected (The Great *Unexpected*, ha-ha). Anyway, if you're deciding whether or not to read this book, READ IT! You won't be disappointed! ='D
The best book ever
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This is probably my favorite book! I love how the descriptions are so vivid you can picture the scene in your mind and feel like you are part of the story.