Some Kind of Happiness

Some Kind of Happiness

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Reality and fantasy collide in this "beautiful and reflective tale" (Booklist, starred review) for fans of Counting by 7s and Bridge to Terabithia, about a girl who must save a magical make-believe world in order to save herself. Things Finley Hart doesn't want to talk about:
-Her parents, who are having problems. (But they pretend like they're not.)
-Being sent to her grandparents' house for the summer.
-Never having met said grandparents.
-Her blue days--when life feels overwhelming, and it's hard to keep her head up. (This happens a lot.) Finley's only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in the pages of her notebook. Until she discovers the endless woods behind her grandparents' house and realizes the Everwood is real--and holds more mysteries than she'd ever imagined, including a family of pirates that she isn't allowed to talk to, trees covered in ash, and a strange old wizard living in a house made of bones. With the help of her cousins, Finley sets out on a mission to save the dying Everwood and uncover its secrets. But as the mysteries pile up and the frightening sadness inside her grows, Finley realizes that if she wants to save the Everwood, she'll first have to save herself.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 25mm | 268g
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • f-c cvr (foil)
  • 1442466022
  • 9781442466029
  • 20,723

Review quote

*Nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the 2017 Edgar Award* *"Legrand handles the tough subject of childhood mental health gently and honestly, and. . . . paints a realistic picture of a girl trying to figure out what's wrong with her. Finley's quest to uncover family secrets reveals not just what kept her father away from his relatives but how a family sticks together through good times and bad."-- "Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"
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About Claire Legrand

Claire Legrand used to be a musician until she realized she couldn't stop thinking about the stories in her head. Now Ms. Legrand is a full-time writer living in New Jersey. She has written two middle grade novels--The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, one of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2012, and The Year of Shadows--as well as the young adult novel Winterspell. Visit her at Claire-Legrand.com and on Twitter @ClaireLegrand. Júlia Sardà is an illustrator from Barcelona. After her studies, Júlia started working as colorist in a studio which made the editorial merchandising for Disney/Pixar and then moved on to freelancing two years later. With work ranging from concept art for video games to children's illustration, Júlia has had the chance to illustrate some everlasting classics such as Alice in Wonderland; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Visit her online at JuliaSarda.com.
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Rating details

3,395 ratings
4.31 out of 5 stars
5 51% (1,717)
4 34% (1,150)
3 12% (424)
2 3% (86)
1 1% (18)
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