Episode # 17

The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me

Sara Nickerson

A talented new middle-grade voice tells a story filled with heart about finding something all your own while the world changes around you.
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6/09/15
Hardcover
336
$16.99
052542654X
9780525426547
10 + / 5 +
Dutton Books for Young Readers

 


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The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me

A talented new middle-grade voice tells a story filled with heart about finding something all your own while the world changes around you.

Determined to make some extra money, twelve-year-old Missy and her older brother Patrick get summer jobs picking blueberries at a local farm. For Missy, though, blueberry picking quickly becomes about more than just money— it’s the perfect distraction from the fact that her two best friends have gone off to summer camp without her and that her dad is getting remarried. Why can’t everything go back to the way it used to be? Back to normal? But, Missy soon discovers that the summer is full of secrets: the secrets to making her family feel whole again; the secrets to keeping her two best friends from changing and leaving her behind; the secrets of a local farm’s blood feud; and most importantly, the secrets of blueberries. A moving, relatable story about finding something special within yourself and a place to call your own in even the most tumultuous of times.

Praise for The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me

“Heart-rendingly unflagging in the face of life-changing events, Missy’s a funny, compelling heroine that readers will cheer for.”
Kirkus Reviews

Sara Nickerson started her career as a writer and producer for television and film. During a screenwriting class at the University of Washington she wrote her first novel How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found. She lives in Seattle with her husband and sons.