One Came Home
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2014 Newbery Honor Book winner for Children's Fiction
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“There’s no pretending a cave is a proper room – it’s the belly of the whale, the innards of a clam, a bubble, a rock-hard belch.”
“You don’t turn the color of dust unless you’re returning to it.”
“I froze. My body did, anyway. My mind, on the other hand, jumped over the moon and ran off with the spoon.”
“… there’s a difference between feathers and leaves. Feathers claw their way back into the sky, whereas leaves, after flying once, are content to rest on the earth. Agatha? She was a feather.”
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Agatha is dead, to begin with. Or is she? When the sheriff came home with a body in a ball gown with its features blown all to smithereens (or eaten by wild animals) everyone in Placid, Wisconsin believes that it's Georgie’s older sister. The one that ran off after Georgie helped to spoil her engagement. Georgie, for the record, doesn’t believe a word of it and she’s going to find the truth. As far as she's concerned Agatha just has to be alive somewhere, so with a local boy, a mule, some gold coins sewn into her hems, and a gun she can rely on, Georgie sets off to prove her theory. Trouble is, the truth ends up being a whole lot more complicated than she ever could have suspected.
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