All the Answers

All the Answers

eBook - 2015
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Twelve-year-old Ava finds an old pencil in her family's junk drawer and discovers, during a math test, that it will answer factual questions, so she and her best friend Sophie have a great time--and Ava grows in self-confidence--until the pencil reveals a truth about her family that Ava would rather not know.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2015
ISBN: 9781619633759
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Feb 18, 2018

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Jan 10, 2019

A 2017-2018 Missouri Mark Twain Readers Award nominee (grades 4-6).

In All the Answers, a girl finds a magic pencil in the family junk drawer. She and her friend have fun exploring what the pencil can do and what it should be used for.

May 03, 2017

With any other main character, this would have just been a light-hearted story about a girl who finds a magic, question-answering pencil and the hilarity that ensues. However, because Ava has such severe anxiety problems, we get drawn into the question of whether the pencil is calming or feeding that anxiety.

The themes only continue to mature as the book goes on, with Ava having to come to terms with her own weaknesses in order to confront some very heavy problems, discovering more and more about her grandfather's life and exploring themes of love, loss, and forgiveness. The dramatic moments, though, are offset with the humor and warmth of Ava's family (who are so well-characterized that I feel like I know them in real life), leading to a very satisfying read.

Jul 27, 2016

Great light hearted book!
It may seem cheesy at first, but the end is really great. I wont spoil it, but the pencil is more special than u think

Jun 26, 2015

great book! it is about a girl named Ava who finds a magic pencil. the pencil can answer question for her such as the correct answers on her math quiz or what boy likes her best friend. But the pencil also can tell her things she may not want to know. I enjoyed this I thought it was just going to be a whimsical little book about magic but it gets in some important family issues.


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