The Heart of Applebutter Hill
Donna W. Hill
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When 14-year-olds Abigail and Baggy leave home, they have little more than Baggy's camera and Abigail's guitar. Rounded up by the authorities, they are placed with guardians and enrolled in a progressive school.
Abigail, a songwriter who knows her sight is failing, is mortified to learn that she is already legally blind. When she meets Curly Connor, her new guide dog, however, she thinks her obstacles are all behind her.
Troubles begin quickly when the friends uncover a dangerous secret. Someone at school wants to steal the powerful Heartstone of Arden-Goth. Join Baggy, Abigail and Curly Connor as they explore Elfin Pond, sneak around Bar Gundoom Castle and row across an underground lake.
As summer heats up, their troubled friend Christopher is viciously bullied, and an armed stranger terrorizes Abigail and Baggy. The friends disagree about the spy's identity, but both think it's a teacher. Educator-recommended for middle-school diversity and anti-bullying initiatives.