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Touch Blue By Cynthia Lord Touch Blue An exquisite second novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES TOUCH BLUE sure as certain will touch your heart The state of Maine plans to shut down her island s schoolhouse which would force Te

  • Title: Touch Blue
  • Author: Cynthia Lord
  • ISBN: 9780545035316
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Touch Blue By Cynthia Lord An exquisite second novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES TOUCH BLUE, sure as certain, will touch your heart.The state of Maine plans to shut down her island s schoolhouse, which would force Tess s family to move to the mainland and Tess to leave the only home she has ever known Fortunately, the islanders have a plan too increase the numbers of students by havinAn exquisite second novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES TOUCH BLUE, sure as certain, will touch your heart.The state of Maine plans to shut down her island s schoolhouse, which would force Tess s family to move to the mainland and Tess to leave the only home she has ever known Fortunately, the islanders have a plan too increase the numbers of students by having several families take in foster children So now Tess and her family are taking a chance on Aaron, a thirteen year old trumpet player who has been bounced from home to home And Tess needs a plan of her own and all the luck she can muster Will Tess s wish come true or will her luck run out Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord offers a warm hearted, humorous, and thoughtful look at what it means to belong and how lucky we feel when we do Touch Blue, sure as certain, will touch your heart.
    Touch Blue By Cynthia Lord

    Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord The main characters in touch blue are Tess, Libby, and Aaron Aaron is the foster child that Libby and Tess family adopted His mom was told she could not raise him and his grandmother started to take care of him, unfortunately she died a few years after she took him in So he went to a foster home and lived there until he was . Touch Blue Lord, Cynthia Books Touch blue and your wish will come true This book is filled with interesting superstitions that your students will love, but most importantly, this book teaches readers what it means to stop trying to control your life and the many definitions of a family. Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord, Paperback Barnes Noble Up to sh backJun , An exquisite second novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES TOUCH BLUE, sure as certain, will touch your heart The state of Maine plans to shut down her island s schoolhouse, which would force Tess s family to move to the mainland and Tess to leave the only home she has ever known. Touch Blue Summary Study Guide BookRags Touch Blue is a young adult novel by Cynthia Lord in which year old Tess and her family take in year old Aaron, a foster child, not only to give him a better life but to help save their island s school When the novel begins, the Hamilton family has left Maine s Bethsaida Island, bringing their five Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord Touch Blue and your wish will come true quot Why take chances quot says eleven year old Tess Brooks quot Especially when it s so easy to let the universe know what you want by touching blue or turning around three times or crossing your fingers.quot But Tess is coming to know that it s not always that simple.

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    1. Sarah on said:

      Tess s island town takes in foster children in order to keep their local school open I didn t like this book Her first book, Rules, worked because it had a foundation of authenticity to it that was totally lacking in this one, except for maybe three pages near the end There are wonderful stories to be written about children in foster care, but they re grittier than this one, and complicated Not necessarily sadder, but harder The present tense seemed forced and the luck theme seemed gimmicky Two [...]

    2. Barb Middleton on said:

      Touch blue and your wish will come true Tess Brooks believes in luck She stands on the pier waiting for her new foster brother, Aaron, to step off the ferry at Bethsaida island thinking about luck Luck that Aaron will like her family Luck that school won t be closed But then she spots Aaron and his red hair that shines out of the crowd like a beacon Her heart sags everyone knows it s unlucky to ride a boat with a red head.This is the setup for the story where Aaron has to learn to live with his [...]

    3. Meaghan on said:

      A very sweet, touching story It s age appropriate 9 to 12, I should think , but it truly shows the anguish and loss foster children go through as a regular part of their lives Tess sounds like a very recognizable, real eleven year old girl, and the author integrated the rural island setting very well into the story The ending was great, too it was conclusive and hopeful, not all neatly wrapped up live happily ever after, but like how real life would be I think 9 to 12s, particularly foster chil [...]

    4. Kate on said:

      TOUCH BLUE was one of those books that I read quickly because I loved it so muchd then slowly toward the end, because even though I was desperate to find out how these characters stories played out, I was so, so sad to leave them behind on the last page I shouldn t have worried, though the characters in TOUCH BLUE are the kind that stay with you long after you finish reading.There s hopeful Tess, who waits on the shore for the ferry boat bringing her father with the new foster kid who s coming t [...]

    5. Rebecca McNutt on said:

      Original, creative and eye opening, Touch Blue shows readers how small towns are gradually falling victim to the 21st century here in Canada it s Newfoundland and Nova Scotia that are being most affected , but this book has a lot to offer than that it s a story of acceptance, of children from broken families and of a brighter future Vibrantly written and filled with unforgettable characters, this was an amazing book.

    6. Kristin on said:

      cutebut better and funnier when I read it the first time, when it was called surviving the applewhites

    7. Faydra on said:

      The four stars is my 10yo s rating I bought for him because he was foster adopt although he came to us at 11months old and we were his only placement so a very different foster story He liked the lobstering and seeing Aaron deal with his feelings about his mom.For me it was of a 3 star, maybe two at the start couldn t get into it but I loved things toward the end particularly when Tess realizes her happiness can t be wrapped up in one thing and it s not her job to control everything.

    8. Nancy Scheel on said:

      Great companion book for One for the Murphy s I really enjoyed this book especially the analogy between Aaron the orphan and the blue lobster Aaron is worried if the blue lobster will be okay since it wasn t released where it belongs and Tess says, Well, he s blue That s gonna stick out no matter whatd lobsters are like people Some take to strangers okay, and others come at each other with their claws wide open But he s in a good place, and it can be a home for him, if he ll let it be.

    9. Tasha on said:

      Tess firmly believes in luck and does all sorts of things to try and capture some of it But wishes and luck are difficult things to grab ahold of as Tess quickly discovers On her island home, the number of children have fallen below the threshold to have a school If nothing is done, Tess and her family will have to leave the island and Tess will be unable to become a fisherman the way she wants to So the islanders decide to take in foster children to both increase the number of children on the i [...]

    10. Aaron Twardzik on said:

      The main characters in touch blue are Tess, Libby, and Aaron Aaron is the foster child that Libby and Tess family adopted His mom was told she could not raise him and his grandmother started to take care of him, unfortunately she died a few years after she took him in So he went to a foster home and lived there until he was 13 The reason he was adopted along with a lot of other foster children was because the mayor of Maine threatened to shut down the island school because there were not enough [...]

    11. Jessica_E1 on said:

      TOUCH BLUE is a book that s about a foster kid coming to a house on a island I like this book because I can feel how Aaron foster kid is ignoring the kids, and he s doing it on purpose I like how Tess is really trying to welcome Aaron I hate that the writer didn t add something extreme when Aaron met his mother Or when Tess wanted to help Aaron by sending a lot of emails to Aaron s Mother I can feel that Aaron cares about Tess main character and Libby main character s sister , but he just doesn [...]

    12. Ali Burns on said:

      I am currently reading the book Touch Blue, and all i can say is WOW It is a really touching book about a foster child that a girl and her family take in You can really see the struggles of someone who is a little different because his parents couldn t help support him so they thought that he would have a better life as a foster child, which is better than living with a drug addict mom and a drunken dad Nobody really ever realizes how hard it can be if your not normal , but what is normal Normal [...]

    13. Abby Johnson on said:

      Eleven year old Tess knows what she wants She wants to stay on her tiny island home forever and she wants to be a fisherman when she grows up She wants this plan to work because she can t even think about moving to the mainland and starting all over The plan To save their tiny island school from being shut down, island families have agreed to take in foster children Which is how Aaron comes to live with them Tess is hoping that Aaron will be like Anne from Anne of Green Gables a feisty friend re [...]

    14. Jayne on said:

      Touch Blue and your wish will come true This is the story of a girl from a small island in Maine Small enough that the state is planning on shutting down the island s school So the families on the island get together and make a plan to foster children in order to get the school s numbers up.Tess 11 and her family foster a 13 year old boy named Aaron Aaron has a hard time with island life, and Tess keeps wishing on her lucky objects hoping things will change When Tess learns she has to make her o [...]

    15. Ellen Brandt on said:

      11 year old Tess loves living on a small island in Maine with her fisherman father, school teacher mother and little sister but the state is threatening to close the island s school house due to declining enrollment Tess family may have to make some very hard choices soon.The islanders come up with a plan to increase enrollment by taking in foster children This too requires some hard choices.The story really resonated with me partly because I read it while in Maine, and partly because one of my [...]

    16. Jerry on said:

      A Quickie ReviewWhen a Maine island s school is threatened to be shut down by the state s government, the residents of the isle adopt kids in an attempt to save their schoolhouse Narrated by 11 year old Tess, the story is as innocent as a Disney Channel Original Movie, and even portrays hymns, a preacher, and Christian faith in a positive light However, some discussion of wishing superstition is odd, given the rest of the book It s nothing special, but Touch Blue was a mildly enjoyable read none [...]

    17. Andree Sanborn on said:

      Touch BlueI hope this becomes a popular book I loved it The sentiments expressed by the narrator, 11 year old Tess Brooks, are important and are expressed well She wants Aaron, her foster brother, to feel at home with her family in Maine Tess devises an unusual method of helping Aaron overcome anger and grief But Tess also grows and learns that there are worse things to lose than your school and home This is a Vermont DCF Book Award nominee for 2011 2012.

    18. Colby Sharp on said:

      When I think of a book that involves a foster family I think Bud, Not Buddy What I loved about Touch Blue was that it was told not from the point of view of the orphan, but the point of view of a young girl whose family is taking in a foster child Reading a story from that angle felt fresh and extremely engaging Throw in a small island town taking in foster children to keep their one room schoolhouse open and you got yourself an excellent middle grade novel.

    19. Alyssa F on said:

      This book has 186 pages I think the main character Tess is like me because she also has a little sister who sometimes annoys her but still loves her This book reminds me of another book I read that takes on a foster child and the foster child does not like it there in the start but ends up liking them in the end I gave this book five stars because its one of the best books i ever read I think the ending of this book is the best part.

    20. Erin on said:

      Heartwarming, sweet, and evocative, TOUCH BLUE is the story of Tess and her family, who live on an island off the coast of Maine and become one of five families to take in a foster child in hopes of keeping their island schoolhouse open Complex emotions, authentic voice, and characters that leap off the page.

    21. Kristi on said:

      I never really fell in love with any of the characters in this book Aaron didn t seem all that believable to me as a 13 year old boy Tess s family is great, but maybe just a bit too great It was an interesting premise, but it didn t pull me around emotionally like I expected after reading the jacket flap

    22. Josh Newhouse on said:

      After rules caught me by surprise, i should have known that just because a cynthia lord book s subject matter wasn t my usual i was going to enjoy it And its another homerun, with strong characters and a warm soul

    23. Jaden on said:

      Touch Blue was a reread for me and I did not like it the second time around I read it in 6th or 7th grade and loved it, but this year it was one of my least favorite books It is a good book, like I said I liked it in 6th or 7th grade, but it s not for me any.

    24. Marcia on said:

      I enjoyed this new addition to the foster child genre A beautiful Maine Island setting, folks intent on saving their school, and a strong family willing to open their home to another child make this a wonderful book.

    25. Mallory Lyon on said:

      This is a short but powerful book I highly suggest you read this no matter if you are a girl or a boy.

    26. Leslie on said:

      A sweet story that I enjoyed thoroughly, even with a fairly predictable pat ending The narration on the audiobook was excellent Solid middle grade read.

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