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  • The Dollar Kids
  • Jennifer Richard Jacobson
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  • 07 October 2020
  • 9780763694746

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The Dollar Kids Read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free When a family buys a house in a struggling town for just one dollar they’re hoping to start over but have they traded one set of problems for anotherTwelve year old Lowen Grover a budding comic book artist is still reeling from the shooting death of his friend Abe when he stumbles across an article about a former mill town givin. Lowen Grover is a comic book artist but he hasn t drawn much after his friend was murdered during a shooting at convenience store His parents wondering if leaving the city would allow him to heal applies to buy a foreclosed home for 1 in the tiny town of Millville However they soon wonder if the price is too good to be true The Dollar Kids has a soft uiet opening as Lowen s family applies for the house and then moves However the action soon ramps up as they settle into their new lives and meet their new neighbors And what a cast of characters they are The town librarian digs holes to bury her regrets The school athletic coach is constantly recruiting Lowen just so his teams have enough players to officially play The owner of the local breakfast restaurant radically alters her business to sabotage Lowen s mother s takeout place Maybe it s because I m a recent city transplant back to a rural area but their reactions to Lowen and his family resonated with me Their innate distance to new inhabitants seemed natural and even the restaurant sabotage was both frustrating and a realistic responseAt it s core this book is about struggle Lowen struggles with his role in Abe s death The family struggles finding their place in their new community The community itself struggles to thrive Author Jennifer Richard Jacobson doesn t shy away from the struggles that stem from finances marriage regrets friends and death Yet she skillfully keeps her characters moving into trajectories that allow them to manage these problems This is a uiet read which I think fills a necessary niche in middle grade literature and the result is something very specialNote I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley

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The Dollar Kids Read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free And the locals are less than welcoming Will Millville and the dollar house be the answer to the Grovers’ troubles Or will they find they’ve traded one set of problems for another From the author of Small as an Elephant and Paper Things comes a heart tugging novel about guilt and grief family and friendship and above all communit. Interest Level 5 8Have you ever had a tragedy in your life one perhaps that you feel responsible forLowen Grover is eleven years olds and loves nothing than to draw except when his younger neighbor friend bugs him to continue to change his drawings One day he was getting on Lowen s nerves so he sent him to the corner store to get candy just so that he can have a few minutes of peace Lowen had no idea that at that exact time a young teenager fed up with life would go on a shooting spree and kill four kids at that same convenience store No one knows that Lowen sent Abe there to get him out of his hair and no one knows the guilt that Lowen carries So when Lowen sees an advertisement for a town selling house for 1 in order to get people to move to the dying town he submits and application and they are accepted Despite the fact that his sister does not want to move the family decides to take a chance and go Lowen s mom is going to open up a Cornish diner his dad is going to find a doctor to work under his older brother Clem is going to become a sports star and Lowen is going to escape his guilt When the Grover s get to their new home things don t go uite the way they had planned The albatross of a house needs so much work the diner seems to be sabotaged every step of the way the people are not accepting of the dollar families and Lowen s guilt seems to be even higher now that his bedroom overlooks a funeral home The dollar families only have a year to get the house in order for an inspection and with everything going agains them will the be able to stay in their new town Do they even want to stay in the new town Will Lowen ever get over the guilt that he feels for sending Abe to his death Don t miss this story of family friends overcoming all odds and shear determination This is a must read for 2018I love this story because there are so many great lessons to learn This story shows how a family and a town that is divided can come together with friendship and love Another lesson is to not judge a person to uickly because the one that you think you don t like may just be the one who you need the most It also teaches that time does heal and grief does not need to be held in I also love how this book has Lowen s drawings throughout it so every once in a while it feels like a graphic novel Great bookFollow meBlog Blazer Tales Laurie s Library Place laurieslibrary laurieevans27Goodreads Laurie Purser

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The Dollar Kids Read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free G away homes for just one dollar It not only seems like the perfect escape from Flintlock and all of the awful memories associated with the city but an opportunity for his mum to run her very own business Fortunately his family is willing to give it a try But is the Dollar Program too good to be true The homes are in horrible shape. How do you get over a death that you feel responsible for In this book Lowen who is a budding cartoonist feels that he is responsible for the death of Abe a very pesky younger kid that wants to be his friend as well as a cartoonist as well He sends him off to get candy and while he is at the shop he is killed in a random shootingSo when he comes across a town that is giving away houses for a dollar he persuades his parents to go for it and thus he becomes one of the dollar kids and so begins the second plot of the story how to fit into a town that doesn t necessarily want you thereLowen isn t constantly thinking about Abe As he describes it it is like a snake that comes up and coils around himAnd the sad thing is the one thing he loved to do draw cartoons reminds him of Abe because that was what he was trying to do when he sent him off So his outlet is not available to himAnd trying to figure out how to deal with it without dealing with it is damn near impossibleWhat impressed me the most was how well rounded the character of Lowen was He like I when going through a cemetery checks out the children s headstones wondering about their short life and how they died and things like thatAnother thing I liked was Sami who was of Indian discent She becomes Lowen s best friend even though he doesn t realize it at the time When one of the people in their new town says that all the jobs have gone to India and why doesn t she go back there she declares that she was born in America and her parents need jobs just like everyone else doesA very endearing story of both trying to fit in and trying to get over grief of the highs and lows of trying to establish yourself in a new town where there are obsticals thrown in your way because you simply don t know what everyone who has lived there forever would knowThanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review Levels of Life very own business Fortunately his family is willing to give it a try But is the Dollar Program too good to be true The homes are in horrible shape. How do you get over a death that you feel responsible for In this book Lowen who is a budding cartoonist feels that he is responsible for the death of Abe a The Face on the Milk Carton very endearing story of both trying to fit in and trying to get over grief of the highs and lows of trying to establish yourself in a new town where there are obsticals thrown in your way because you simply don t know what everyone who has lived there forever would knowThanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review