Backwater

Backwater

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Ivy doesn't want to be a lawyer. Who cares?-well, her father, for starters, who expects his daughter to take up the Breedlove family profession with dedication and enthusiasm. What Ivy wants to be is a historian, a vocation that's getting quite a workout as she prepares a family history in honor of her beloved great-aunt Tib's eightieth birthday. As in Bauer's Rules of the Road, the central story is of a journey: Ivy hikes into the wilds of the Adirondacks to find her reclusive aunt Jo-and to find her own destiny as well. Persistent, mouthy, and good, Ivy is an admirable heroine who will be familiar to Bauer fans; older female friends (including Tib, Aunt Jo, and wilderness expert Mountain Mama) are equally attractive if given to message-laden dialogue. In fact, the book could have used less preaching and more story overall, but Ivy is such a darned fine gal that readers will be glad to make her acquaintance.a€œDo you realize that trying to find a hermit aunt is the ultimate experience to write about for your college entrance essay? You could get in anywhere with that story! a€ a€œIa#39;m only a junior, Octavia. I cana#39;t think about college entrance essays now.


Title:Backwater
Author: Joan Bauer
Publisher:Penguin - 2005-06-02
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