A Kind of Paradise

A Kind of Paradise

eBook - 2019
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Thirteen-year-old Jamie must spend her summer volunteering at Foxfield Public Library, but quickly grows to love the people there and enthusiastically joins the fight to save the library.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062795441
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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IndyPL_NicoleN Aug 19, 2019

This book reminds me of working in libraries! A young girl, Jamie, makes a bad choice and the consequence is community service hours at the local public library. By the end of her time at the library, she has changed her views about school, her bad decision and the fallout from it, and the library.

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The_Zookeeper
Jul 11, 2019

This is a love story to libraries. If you have ever wanted to know what it's like to work in one, read this. It is so accurate and the characters are so relatable.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW May 05, 2019

This was a very fast read that, unlike most kids' books set in libraries, was clearly written by someone who actually knows how libraries work. As a librarian, I found that aspect of it super enjoyable; the story is a bit on the light side since almost all of the action takes place in the library, and the fact that the main character's relationship with her mom plays almost no role in this seemed odd to me. However, these complaints aside, I did find this to be a breezy, enjoyable read -- and anything affirming the value of libraries is worthwhile for me!

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