Ruby on the Outside

Ruby on the Outside

Book - 2015
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Eleven-year-old Ruby Danes is about to start middle school, and only her aunt knows her deepest, darkest, most secret secret: her mother is in prison. Then Margalit Tipps moves into Ruby's condo complex, and the two immediately hit it off. Ruby thinks she's found her first true-blue friend-but can she tell Margalit the truth about her mom? Maybe not. Because it turns out that Margalit's family history seems closely connected to the very event that put her mother in prison, and if Ruby comes clean, she could lose everything she cares about most.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©2015
ISBN: 9781442485037
Branch Call Number: BASKIN
Characteristics: 163 pages ; 22 cm

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Jan 29, 2019

Great book!

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wmtlady
Mar 27, 2016

This is the first book of Nora Baskin that I have read and I am now a fan. She writes as though she were a pre-teen herself, able to put the reader into the situations, emotions and thinking of a pre-teen if they aren't one themselves. This book is not preachy or "adult" in perspective, but there is much to learn from the lead character's experiences and the people in her life.

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